Delta B772 at Los Angeles on Jan 14th 2020, engine compressor stalls, liquid rains onto school

Last Update: January 16, 2020 / 11:34:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-89

Aircraft Registration
N860DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Delta Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N860DA performing flight DL-89 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 181 people on board, was climbing out of Los Angeles' runway 24L when the crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet reporting right hand engine (Trent 892) compressor stalls, they needed to return to LAX. The crew subsequently advised they had brought the engine back under control, just needed to slow and requested to land on runway 25R. The aircraft was vectored for an ILS approach to runway 25R, emergency services went into their standby position. The crew did not request fuel dump. The aircraft landed safely on runway 25R about 25 minutes after departure. The aircraft vacated the runway.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported as result of the emergency landing they needed to respond to the Park Avenue Elementary School, located about 10nm short of the runway, with more than 70 fire fighters are reported of some liquid raining down onto the school playground, where two classes were outdoors. The liquid smelled like jet fuel. The fire fighters checked 17 children and 9 adults, none needed to be taken to a hospital.

The airline reported the aircraft performed an emergency fuel dump to reduce landing weight.

The FAA reported on Jan 16th 2020, that the crew failed to notify ATC before dumping fuel over densely populated areas of Los Angeles.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-89

Aircraft Registration
N860DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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