Delta B752 at Sint Maarten on Aug 10th 2019, unreliable airspeed

Last Update: August 20, 2019 / 22:00:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-919

Aircraft Registration
N556NW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N556NW performing flight DL-919 from Sint Maarten (Sint Maarten) to Atlanta,GA (USA), was climbing out of Sint Maarten's runway 10 when the crew stopped the climb at about 5000 feet reporting unreliable airspeed indications, contacted dispatch and maintenance via radio and discussed the behaviour of airspeed indicators, air data switch positions etc. in order to trouble shoot the issue. Subsequently dispatch offered a number of possibilities to divert to pointing out that San Juan (Puerto Rico) was the best option with respect to weather. The crew decided to divert to San Juan. The aircraft landed on San Juan's runway 08 at a higher than normal speed about 53 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the captain announced about 10 minutes after departure they would need to perform an emergency landing, however, needed to divert to an airport with a long runway. The passengers were instructed to brace for landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N556NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
757-251
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B752
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
Aug 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-919

Aircraft Registration
N556NW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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