Delta A321 at Washington on Mar 1st 2019, engine trouble

Last Update: March 2, 2019 / 23:13:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2421

Aircraft Registration
N308DN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Delta Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N308DN performing flight DL-2421 from Washington National,DC to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 148 people on board, was in the initial climb out of runway 01 when tower called DL-2421 three times to contact departure, only after the third call the crew acknowledged but then called departure still on the tower frequency advising they had an issue. Tower offered to keep them on tower frequency, but the crew then switched over to departure advising departure of an issue with an engine (CFM56), they wanted to level off at 5000 feet. The crew advised they were running checklists and probably needed to divert to Dulles (Washington International Airport), they had a vibration on their right hand engine. The crew queried whether they could get an ILS approach to runway 01R at Dulles. The crew subsequently declared emergency advising they needed to run the right hand engine at reduced thrust. The aircraft landed on Washington's Dulles Airport's runway 01R about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200 registration N331DN reached Minneapolis with a delay of about 8 hours.

An observer on the ground reported the Airbus A321 sounded like a "low turbo-prop".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2421

Aircraft Registration
N308DN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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