Delta MD88 at Richmond on Sep 18th 2018, engine failure

Last Update: September 21, 2018 / 20:51:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1198

Aircraft Registration
N996DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N996DL performing flight DL-1198 from Richmond,VA to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 60 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Richmond's runway 02 when the crew reported they had lost the #1 engine (JT8D). The aircraft climbed to 8000 feet, the crew decided to divert to Washington Dulles,DC (USA) where the aircraft landed safely on runway 01R about 30 minutes after departure.

Residents at Sandston,VA, underneath the departure path of runway 02, reported there was metallic debris raining down while an aircraft passed over their houses.

The FAA reported they are checking whether the debris in Sandston originated from the suspected Delta MD-88.

The airline reported the crew reported a possible engine problem.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1198

Aircraft Registration
N996DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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