Delta B763 at Cincinnati and Cleveland on Dec 11th 2021, go around due to windshear, remains on the ground after landing

Last Update: December 12, 2021 / 15:17:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2021


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator

A Delta Boeing 767-300, registration N172DN performing flight DL-1617 (scheduled dep Dec 10th, actual dep Dec 11th) from Atlanta,GA to Cincinnati,KY (USA), had departed Atlanta with a delay of 3.5 hours due to weather and was on final approach to Cincinnati's runway 18C descending through 500 feet AGL at (07:01Z Dec 12th) when the crew received a windshear alert and initiated a windshear escape and go around maneouver. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Cleveland,OH right away, climbed to FL200 and landed safely in Cleveland about 50 minutes after the go-around.

A storm front involving several dozen of Tornoados were battering Kentucky at the time.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Cleveland out of abundance of precaution.

A replacement Boeing 757-200 registration N823DX reached Cincinnati with a total delay of 15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Cleveland about 31 hours after landing in Cleveland.

Metars Cincinnati/Covington:
KCVG 110952Z 20017G26KT 10SM FEW025 SCT100 BKN150 18/13 A2951 RMK AO2 PK WND 19035/0855 SLP986 T01780133=
KCVG 110852Z 19020G28KT 10SM FEW023 BKN110 18/16 A2950 RMK AO2 PK WND 19029/0826 LTG DSNT SE AND S RAE27 TSE03 SLP982 TS MOV NE P0001 60031 T01830156 58025=
KCVG 110825Z 19018G27KT 10SM -RA FEW018 SCT045 BKN100 18/16 A2952 RMK AO2 PK WND 17027/0822 TSE03 TS MOV NE P0001 T01830156=
KCVG 110809Z 19016G21KT 10SM -RA SCT010 BKN017 OVC095 18/16 A2953 RMK AO2 TSE03 PRESFR TS MOV NE P0000 T01830156=
KCVG 110752Z 20015G22KT 10SM -TSRA BKN011 BKN017 OVC095 18/16 A2956 RMK AO2 PK WND 21028/0728 LTG DSNT SE AND S TSE13B21 SLP004 OCNL LTGICCC SW-NW TS S MOV NE P0023 T01830161=
KCVG 110721Z 21015G24KT 4SM TSRA BR FEW010 BKN018 OVC075 18/16 A2959 RMK AO2 PK WND 23028/0653 VIS 2 36R LTG DSNT SE AND S TSE13B21 CIG 009 36R OCNL LTGICCC S-SW TS S MOV NE P0019 T01830161=
KCVG 110715Z 21017G27KT 2SM RA BR SCT011 BKN018 OVC075 18/16 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 23028/0653 LTG DSNT NE-S TSE13 CIG 009 36R TS MOV NE P0017 T01830161=
KCVG 110706Z 19015G22KT 1 3/4SM R18C/6000VP6000FT +TSRA BR BKN011 BKN018 OVC028 18/16 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 23028/0653 LTG DSNT NE AND SW AND W P0010 T01830161=
KCVG 110652Z 21016G28KT 180V240 4SM TSRA BR BKN011 OVC019 18/16 A2956 RMK AO2 PK WND 19033/0610 LTG DSNT SW-N RAE17B38 TSE24B44E46 SLP005 OCNL LTGICCC TS W-NW MOV NE P0007 T01830161=
KCVG 110624Z 19022G30KT 10SM BKN010 OVC014 18/16 A2955 RMK AO2 PK WND 19033/0610 LTG DSNT SW AND W RAE17 TSE24 TS MOV NE P0004 T01780156=
KCVG 110552Z 19021G30KT 6SM -TSRA BR BKN010 OVC021 17/15 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 19032/0542 LTG DSNT SE AND SW RAE06B27 TSB50 SLP009 OCNL LTGICCC S-SW TS S MOV NE P0001 60005 T01720150 10172 20139 56042=
KCVG 110452Z 19026G36KT 5SM RA BR BKN010 OVC016 17/14 A2961 RMK AO2 PK WND 19036/0452 LTG DSNT SE RAE0355B43 SLP022 P0001 T01670144 401670067=
KCVG 110352Z 18019G25KT 10SM -RA OVC009 17/14 A2965 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW-NE RAB17 SLP034 P0003 T01670144=
KCVG 110252Z 17013KT 7SM OVC007 16/14 A2970 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W SLP053 T01560139 58031=
KCVG 110234Z 17011KT 5SM BR OVC006 15/14 A2972 RMK AO2 T01500139=
KCVG 110152Z 18012KT 2SM BR OVC003 15/13 A2975 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 4 SLP070 T01500133=
KCVG 110052Z 18010G20KT 2SM BR OVC003 14/13 A2977 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 2 1/2 SLP079 T01440133=
KCVG 110042Z 17012G19KT 2SM BR OVC003 14/13 A2978 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 T01440128=
KCVG 110018Z 17012KT 3SM BR OVC004 14/13 A2980 RMK AO2 T01390128=
KCVG 102352Z 16011KT 5SM BR OVC005 14/13 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP086 60007 T01390128 10139 20133 56014=

Metars Cleveland:
KCLE 110951Z 20013G21KT 10SM -RA FEW018 BKN060 OVC075 17/14 A2941 RMK AO2 PK WND 19030/0901 RAE14B49 SLP972 P0002 T01720139=
KCLE 110858Z 19019G26KT 10SM -RA SCT026 BKN045 OVC090 16/14 A2945 RMK AO2 PK WND 19026/0854 P0000 T01610139=
KCLE 110851Z 18017G28KT 10SM -RA BKN025 BKN045 OVC090 16/13 A2944 RMK AO2 PK WND 17035/0757 SLP983 P0011 60015 T01610133 56042=
KCLE 110751Z 19018G27KT 9SM -RA BKN015 OVC045 16/13 A2947 RMK AO2 PK WND 19032/0721 LTG DSNT E AND SW SLP992 P0001 T01560128=
KCLE 110743Z 19015G27KT 10SM -RA BKN015 BKN050 OVC110 16/13 A2947 RMK AO2 PK WND 19032/0721 LTG DSNT N-SE P0001 T01560128=
KCLE 110737Z 19015G27KT 10SM -RA FEW008 BKN013 OVC090 16/13 A2947 RMK AO2 PK WND 19032/0721 LTG DSNT N-SE CB DSNT SE P0000 T01560128=
KCLE 110651Z 17017G27KT 9SM -RA BKN008 OVC013 14/12 A2947 RMK AO2 PK WND 17029/0633 SLP993 P0003 T01390117=
KCLE 110559Z 18016KT 8SM -RA OVC009 14/11 A2955 RMK AO2 PRESFR P0000 T01390111=
KCLE 110551Z 18014KT 7SM -RA OVC010 13/11 A2957 RMK AO2 RAB0453 SLP027 P0002 60002 T01330111 10139 20117 58049=
KCLE 110459Z 17014KT 8SM -RA OVC013 13/11 A2964 RMK AO2 RAB53 P0001 T01330106=
KCLE 110451Z 18012G23KT 9SM OVC015 13/11 A2964 RMK AO2 RAB31E50 SLP054 P0000 T01330106 401390061=
KCLE 110405Z 18013G21KT 10SM BKN019 BKN060 OVC095 13/09 A2967 RMK AO2 T01330094=
KCLE 110351Z 17014KT 10SM FEW023 SCT060 BKN100 13/09 A2968 RMK AO2 SLP067 T01280089=
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2021


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator

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