Delta B752 at Atlanta on Sep 5th 2018, uncontained engine failure
Last Update: March 27, 2021 / 19:01:24 GMT/Zulu time
The NTSB reported they are investigating a reported uncontained engine failure on flight DL-1418. The crew shut the engine down and the aircraft returned to Atlanta for a safe landing. There were no injuries.
On Sep 21st 2018 the NTSB added, that the aircraft was climbing through about 18000 feet out of Atlanta when the crew heard a loud bang and received right hand engine failure indications. The right engine was shut down and the aircraft returned to Atlanta. A postflight inspection revealed minor damage to the airframe, an engine inspection revealed holes in the right nacelle inboard core cowl and in the engine high pressure turbine case.
ON Mar 27th 2021 the NTSB released a brief preliminary report stating: "On September 05, 2018, about 2332 EDT, a Boeing 757 airplane, N668DN, experienced a right engine failure during climb at ~18,000 feet after departing Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia. The flight crew reported hearing a loud bang and noting right engine failure indications. The right engine was shut down and the flight returned to ATL. The airplane damage was minor, and no injuries were reported. The airplane was being operated as a 14 CFR Part 121 scheduled flight from ATL to Orlando International Airport (MCO). The post-incident airplane inspection found holes in the right nacelle inboard core cowl and in the engine high pressure turbine case. "
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