Delta B763 at Prague on Sep 1st 2023, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 26, 2023 / 11:59:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 1, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-79

Aircraft Registration
N175DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N175DN performing flight DL-79 from Prague (Czech Republic) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was climbing out of runway 24 when the right hand engine (PW4060) emitted a series of loud bangs and streaks of flames. The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet, shut the engine down, reported the failure of the right hand engine and returned to Prague's runway 24 for a safe landing about 21 minutes after departure.

The runway was closed for about 30 minutes until emergency services checked the aircraft and towed it off the runway.

In October 2023 Czechia's UZPLN reported there was a loud noise from the right hand side when the aircraft climbed through 500 feet AGL almost immediately followed by right hand engine failure indications prompting the crew to declare emergency. The crew continued the climb to 3000 feet and returned to Prague for a safe landing on runway 24. The aircraft stopped on the runway, the crew shut the left hand engine down with just the APU running, the aircraft was subsequently towed off the runway. Metallic debris was found in the exhaust pipe of the right hand engine. A borescopic inspection revealed damage from the 4th stage of the low pressure compressor onwards with complete destruction of stages 5-13 of the high pressure compressur, stage 1 and 2 of high pressure turbine with all blades missing. The engine was replaced, the damaged engine was taken to the manufacturer for detailed analysis by the manufacturer.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N175DN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-332
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 1, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-79

Aircraft Registration
N175DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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