Delta B738 at Los Angeles on Jul 9th 2018, engine failure distributes shrapnel on runway

Last Update: July 10, 2018 / 21:53:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1157

Aircraft Registration
N399DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N399DA performing flight DL-1157 from Los Angeles,CA to Kansas City,MO (USA), was accelerating the engines for departure from Los Angeles' runway 24L when the left hand engine (CFM56) failed and distributed shrapnel on the runway, tower reported flames from the engine and dispatched emergency services. The crew rejected takeoff and stopped the aircraft on the runway. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

The FAA reported the occurrence actually twice, stating first the aircraft suffered an engine failure during departure roll, in the second entry stated: "DURING ENGINE SPOOL UP FOR DEPARTURE LEFT ENGINE SHRAPNEL ON THE RUNWAY, AIRCRAFT TOWED TO THE GATE "

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N378DA reached Kansas City with a delay of 2.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1157

Aircraft Registration
N399DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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