Delta B738 at New York on Nov 28th 2012, unreliable airspeed

Last Update: November 29, 2012 / 16:09:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-494

Aircraft Registration
N3766

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N3766 performing flight DL-494 from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 126 people on board, was on approach to JFK's runway 31R descending to 9000 feet when the crew reported they had unreliable airspeed indications and consequently automatic engine control/automation problems stating they basically had no airspeed indicator, ATC re-assigned runway 31L for a visual approach in response. After the aircraft levelled at 4000 feet the crew requested immediate lower stating they had no instruments in the cloud, ATC cleared the aircraft down to 2000 feet, once in the clear the crew advised they had instrument and automation problems but if remaining visual did not need any assistance. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 31L about 13 minutes after the first report of unreliable airspeed.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N3766
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-832
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-494

Aircraft Registration
N3766

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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