Delta MD88 at Saint Louis on Oct 16th 2018, hydraulic failure

Last Update: October 20, 2018 / 20:52:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2309

Aircraft Registration
N910DE

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N910DE performing flight DL-2309 from Atlanta,GA to Saint Louis,MO (USA) with 127 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Saint Louis about to maintain 5000 feet MSL when the crew reported a left hydraulic system failure, requested the longest runway available and advised they needed about 5 minutes to run a checklist. The crew subsequently declared emergency and advised they would be able to vacate the runway via left turns then stop and be towed to the apron but were not able to do any right turns. The aircraft landed safely on runway 30L, vacated the runway and was towed to the apron.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5.5 hours, then was able to depart for the return flight still flight DL-2309 and reached Atlanta with a delay of about 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2309

Aircraft Registration
N910DE

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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