Delta MD88 near Knoxville on Jan 7th 2019, aircraft handling problems

Last Update: January 8, 2019 / 23:22:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-326

Aircraft Registration
N950DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnel Douglas MD-88, registration N950DL performing flight DL-326 from Atlanta,GA to Buffalo,NY (USA) with 80 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing through FL240 out of Atlanta when the crew decided to divert to Knoxville,TN reporting they had experienced an airborne windshear resulting in aircraft handling issues. The aircraft landed safely on Knoxville's runway 23L about 16 minutes later.

A replacement MD-90 registration N912DN reached Buffalo with a delay of 4.5 hours.

Passengers reported the aircraft suffered a big jolt and shuddered, then the captain announced they would divert to Knoxville and land in about 15 minutes. Emergency services received the aircraft and inspected the tail area of the aircraft.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted due to a possible engine (JT8D) issue.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-326

Aircraft Registration
N950DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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