Delta MD88 at Minneapolis on Oct 22nd 2015, lavatory smoke indication

Last Update: October 23, 2015 / 20:32:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1996

Aircraft Registration
N944DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N944DL performing flight DL-1996 from Minneapolis,MN to New York La Guardia,NY (USA) with 149 passengers, was climbing out of Minneapolis when a lavatory smoke detector activated prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 13,000 feet and return to Minneapolis for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure. No evidence of fire, heat or smoke was found.

A replacement MD-88 registration N909DE reached New York with a delay of 2 hours.

The airline reported a lavatory smoke detector went off.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N944DL
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-88
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD88
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 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1996

Aircraft Registration
N944DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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