Delta A320 near Nassau on Aug 17th 2019, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: November 26, 2019 / 16:59:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-651

Departure
Providenciales

Aircraft Registration
N335NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N335NW performing flight DL-651 from Providenciales (Turks and Caicos) to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 155 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 90nm southeast of Nassau (Bahamas) when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (CFM56) down and decided to divert to Nassau. The aircraft landed safely on Nassau's runway 14 about 45 minutes later.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration N317US reached Atlanta with a delay of 7:15 hours.

In November 2019 Bahamas' AAID released their very brief final report into the occurrence rated an incident without formal conclusion just reading:

According to the pilots, while 100 miles south east of MYNN at an altitude of 34,000 ft. there was a failure of the right engine that led to an emergency being declared with Nassau air traffic control. The aircraft landed safely without incident and no injuries were reported.

The weather at the time of the accident was visual meteorological conditions and not a factor in this accident. A limited scope investigation was conducted, no safety message or recommendations were issued.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N335NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
A320-212
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
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Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-651

Departure
Providenciales

Aircraft Registration
N335NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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