Delta MD88 at Savannah on Oct 3rd 2019, rejected takeoff due to engine failure, debris set grass alight

Last Update: October 7, 2019 / 21:32:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1983

Aircraft Registration
N974DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N974DL performing flight DL-1983 from Savannah,GA to Atlanta,GA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 10 when the crew rejected takeoff due to an engine failure (JT8D). The aircraft slowed safely.

The FAA reported the aircraft aborted takeoff due to an engine failure, it appeared debris came loose setting the grass on fire. The damage is unknown, the occurrence was rated an incident.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 17 hours on the ground at Savannah.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1983

Aircraft Registration
N974DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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