Delta B763 at New York on Oct 1st 2018, rejected takeoff due to airspeed disagree, brakes fire during taxi back

Last Update: October 2, 2018 / 15:47:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-420

Destination
Accra, Ghana

Aircraft Registration
N180DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N180DN performing flight DL-420 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Accra (Ghana) with 250 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from New York's runway 13R when the crew rejected takeoff due to disagreeing airspeeds. The crew advised they didn't need assistance at this time and they were ready to return to the gate. The aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway L about 2700 meters/8900 feet down the runway and taxied via taxiway A around the terminal complex and was near the intersection of taxiways A and W when a ground observer notified ground about flames from the back of the aircraft, ground subsequently advised the Delta crew there were flames from the right main gear, at least a strong glow, emergency services had already been dispatched. The aircraft stopped near the intersection taxiways A and W. Emergency services foamed the right main gear and put the fire out. The passengers disembarked via mobile stairs after the fire was put out.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-420

Destination
Accra, Ghana

Aircraft Registration
N180DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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