Delta A332 at Seattle on Oct 8th 2015, bird strike

Last Update: October 9, 2015 / 19:40:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-281

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
N858NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration N858NW performing flight DL-281 from Seattle,WA (USA) to Hong Kong (China), departed Seattle's runway 16L. Just after liftoff of the A332 the crew of the subsequent departure reported a bird had been ingested by the right hand engine (PW4168). In the absence of abnormal indications the crew decided to initially continue the climb. A runway inspection revealed debris on the runway temporarily shutting the runway down, arrivals already established on 16L localizer swung over to runway 16R. The crew stopped the climb at 15,000 feet and decided to return to Seattle advising that both engines were running normally. The aircraft burned off fuel at 11,000 feet and landed safely back on runway 16L about one hour after departure.

The flight was postponed to the next day.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart for flight DL-281A the following day after 17 hours on the ground and is estimated to reach Hong Kong with a delay of 18 hours.

The airline reported the crew performed a precautionary return.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N858NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-223
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
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
Oct 8, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-281

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
N858NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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