Delta A333 over Atlantic on Dec 28th 2020, engine vibrations, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: January 7, 2021 / 14:27:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-262

Aircraft Registration
N810NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N810NW performing flight DL-262 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute at FL380 about 700nm southsouthwest of Keflavik (Iceland) when the crew decided to divert to Keflavik reporting a problem with the #1 engine (PW4168, left hand). The crew requested to descend to FL320 and set course for Keflavik, the turn to Keflavik was approved by Oceanic Control within a minute, however, the request to descent took more than 15 minutes due to a lot of traffic around that needed to be moved out, the aircraft continued to maintain FL380 in the meantime. Finally the aircraft descended to FL290 and landed safely on Keflavik's runway 01 about 2 hours after the decision to divert.

The engine was being replaced.

On Jan 7th 2021 Iceland's RNSA reported the #1 engine started to vibrate, the crew attempted to move the thrust lever back and forth which resulted in the engine stalling a number of times. The crew thus declared emergency and diverted to Keflavik on single engine.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Keflavik until Jan 5th 2021 before positioning to Atlanta,GA (USA).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-262

Aircraft Registration
N810NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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