Delta B744 at Tel Aviv on Jul 13th 2014, could not retract flaps

Last Update: July 13, 2014 / 11:18:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-469

Aircraft Registration
N668US

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747-400, registration N668US performing flight DL-469 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 370 passengers and 17 crew, was climbing out of Ben Gurion Airport's runway 08 when the crew could not fully retract the flaps and stopped the climb at FL120. The aircraft descended to FL100, entered a hold above the Mediterranean Sea, dumped fuel and returned to Tel Aviv for a safe landing on runway 26 about 2 hours after departure.

The airline reported the crew returned to Tel Aviv out of abundance of caution.

Passengers reported they have been advised to expect to travel the New York the following day with about 20 hours delay.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N668US
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-451
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-469

Aircraft Registration
N668US

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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