Delta MD88 at Atlanta on Feb 10th 2019, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: February 11, 2019 / 23:02:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2239

Aircraft Registration
N915DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N915DL performing flight DL-2239 from Atlanta,GA to Charleston,SC (USA), was in the initial climb through about 600 feet AGL out of Atlanta's runway 09L when the left hand engine emitted a loud bang, the aircraft yawed unexpectedly, the crew declared emergency reporting they had just lost their left hand engine (JT8D) and requested to return to runway 09L. A runway inspection found a lot of debris at the end of runway 09L, the runway was closed. The aircraft levelled off at 3500 feet and returned to Atlanta for a safe landing on runway 09R about 20 minutes after departure.

A passenger, general aviation pilot, reported at about 600 feet AGL there was a loud bang from the left engine associated with an immediate yaw obviously as result of loss of thrust on the left hand engine. The flight continued the climb into IMC, flew a pattern at about 3500 feet MSL and performed a smooth landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N915DL
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-88
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD88
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2239

Aircraft Registration
N915DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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