Delta B739 at Minneapolis on Oct 23rd 2018, cockpit window open

Last Update: October 24, 2018 / 23:19:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-589

Aircraft Registration
N809DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N809DN performing flight DL-589 from Minneapolis,MN to Seattle,WA (USA) with 169 people on board, was climbing out of Minneapolis' runway 30R when departure attempted to contact the aircraft multiple times but didn't receive a response. Departure called a company aircraft to talk to Delta dispatch and send DL-589 onto a specific frequency but cancelled the request soon after telling the company crew that ATC had gotten hold of DL-589. DL-589 reported on the tower frequency again stating they had their window open, a lot of background noise could be heard, the crew stated they couldn't hear a word. DL-589 stopped the climb at about 7000 feet and returned to Minneapolis for a safe landing on runway 30L about 20 minutes after departure. The crew advised the sliding window had come off the rails.

The airline reported there had been a problem with the seals of the first officer's windshield.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration N824DN reached Seattle with a delay of 2.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-589

Aircraft Registration
N809DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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