Delta A321 at Denver on Jul 26th 2022, rejected takeoff after bird strike and fuel fire
Last Update: August 5, 2022 / 15:46:45 GMT/Zulu time
The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE AND STRUCK A BIRD IN THE LEFT ENGINE CAUSING A FIRE, TAKEOFF ABORTED AND BLEW RIGHT MAIN TIRES, DENVER, CO.", rated the damage substantial and the occurrence an accident.
A replacement A321-200 registration N338DN reached Atlanta with a delay of about 3.5 hours.
On Aug 5th 2022 the NTSB reported the left hand engine ingested a bird during the takeoff roll, the takeoff was rejected at about 110-120 KIAS, the aircraft stopped on the runway. After the aircraft came to a stop fuel was observed pooling underneath the engine, the fuel subsequently ignited. The aircraft received minor damage, the occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the NTSB.
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