Delta A320 at Grand Rapids on Dec 16th 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 16, 2022 / 22:28:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 16, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2706

Aircraft Registration
N347NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N347NW performing flight DL-2706 from Grand Rapids,MI to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 141 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Grand Rapids' runway 17 when the crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet reporting they had lost their left hand engine (CFM56) and needed to return to Grand Rapids. The crew requested to stay above the clouds while working their checklists advising they had picked up some ice during the climb and subsequently returned to Grand Rapids for a safe landing on runway 26L about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N358NW reached Minneapolis with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 9 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N347NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
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
Dec 16, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2706

Aircraft Registration
N347NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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