Delta B763 near Tokyo on Sep 23rd 2018, fuel pump failure

Last Update: September 23, 2018 / 18:19:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-588

Aircraft Registration
N1608

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N1608 performing flight DL-588 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Seattle,WA (USA) with about 220 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 110nm southwest of Tokyo's Narita Airport (Japan) when the crew decided to divert to Tokyo reporting a failed fuel pump. The aircraft landed safely on Narita's runway 16R about 30 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 1:50 hours, then continued the flight and reached Seattle with a total delay of 70 minutes.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft diverted due to a defective fuel pump. After landing the aircraft taxied to the apron on own power. The runway was temporarily closed causing 13 flights to be delayed up to 12 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-588

Aircraft Registration
N1608

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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