Delta A320 at Dallas on Mar 13th 2022, dropped panel in flight

Last Update: March 14, 2022 / 19:11:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1041

Aircraft Registration
N347NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N347NW performing flight DL-1041 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Los Angeles,CA (USA), departed Dallas Ft. Worth's runway 18L, climbed to FL320 and was enroute at FL320 for about 5 minutes when the crew decided to return to Dallas for a safe landing on runway 18R about one hour after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT LOST A 2' X 6" INSPECTION PANEL FROM THE LEFT WING WHILE ENROUTE TO LAX AND RETURNED TO DFW, DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX.", the damage was reported unknown and the occurrence rated an incident.

A passenger told the airline: "Delta passengers are complaining about the $15 voucher for the inconvenience. Maybe rethink your strategy after terrifying hundreds of passengers in flight DL1041. It’s all good though. I’m still a Delta fan."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N347NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
A320-212
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1041

Aircraft Registration
N347NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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