Delta A339 at Salt Lake City on Mar 24th 2024, dropped engine panel on departure

Last Update: March 25, 2024 / 16:52:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 24, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-56

Aircraft Registration
N405DX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-900

ICAO Type Designator
A339

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-900, registration N405DX performing flight DL-56 from Salt Lake City,UT (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), departed Salt Lake City's runway 34R and continued to climb to initial cruise level 350 about 75 minutes into the flight when the crew was informed by ATC that an engine (Trent 7000) access panel had separated from the aircraft during takeoff. The crew decided to return to Salt Lake City, descended to FL340 and landed safely back on runway 34R about 2:45 hours after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Salt Lake City about 15 hours after landing back.

A passenger reported the captain informed them that the pilot of another aircraft waiting for departure behind them had observed something falling off their aircraft, which was identified an engine cover or access panel. The aircraft returned to Salt Lake City for a normal landing. The flight is being delayed by about 24 hours.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT PILON PANEL BEHIND #1 ENGINE DETACHED ON TAKEOFF AND RETURNED TO AIRPORT, SALT LAKE CITY, UT."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N405DX
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-941
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A339
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 24, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-56

Aircraft Registration
N405DX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-900

ICAO Type Designator
A339

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