Delta B763 at Salt Lake City on Nov 17th 2018, bird strike

Last Update: November 20, 2018 / 22:10:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-248

Aircraft Registration
N152DL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N152DL performing flight DL-248 from Salt Lake City,UT (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 223 people on board, departed Salt Lake City's runway 34L when the aircraft flew through a flock of large birds, the right hand engine (CF6) ingested at least one of the birds. The crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet and returned to Salt Lake City for a safe landing on runway 34L about 12 minutes after departure. One of the birds was hanging out of the right engine's bypass duct.

One passenger believed they had flown through a flock of pelicans, another passenger believed this had been a flock of geese.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-248

Aircraft Registration
N152DL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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