Delta B772 near Wabush on Jan 9th 2020, loud noise, vibrations, aft cargo heating runaway

Last Update: January 11, 2020 / 22:39:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-148

Aircraft Registration
N864DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Delta Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N864DA performing flight DL-148 from Las Vegas,NV (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute at FL370 about 100nm southwest of Wabush,NL (Canada) when loud noise and vibrations occurred. The crew set course to divert to New York JFK (USA) at first, later to Boston,MA (USA), descended the aircraft to FL350 and FL300 and landed safely on Boston's runway 33L about 90 minutes later with emergency services on standby. After landing the crew advised they did have an aft cargo runaway with the temperature dropping in the back, the aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N860DA reached Paris with a delay of 7 hours.

The FAA reported the aircraft diverted after the crew reported vibrations and declared emergency.

The airline reported a mechanical issue prompted the diversion.

Passengers reported there was a sudden piercing sound followed by loud noise and vibrations resulting in an emergency landing in Boston. The crew moved a number of passengers out of their seats. After landing they were told, it may have been a burst air conditioning pipe, not yet really clear.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Boston about 44 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-148

Aircraft Registration
N864DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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