Delta A333 over Atlantic on May 29th 2018, engine vibrations

Last Update: June 4, 2018 / 21:43:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-75

Aircraft Registration
N804NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N804NW performing flight DL-75 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 293 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 400nm northeast of Goose Bay,NL (Canada) when the left hand engine (PW4168A) began to vibrate exceeding 10 units. The crew reduced the engine to idle thrust, the vibrations ceased. The crew kept the engine running, drifted down to FL240 and diverted to Goose Bay for a safe landing with the #1 engine at idle.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance found metal debris in the tail pipe and replaced the engine. The engine was sent for examination and failure analysis.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N804NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-323
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-75

Aircraft Registration
N804NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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