Delta A333 at Atlanta on Dec 23rd 2015, failure of engine anti ice following lightning strike

Last Update: December 25, 2015 / 18:09:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-72

Aircraft Registration
N810NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N810NW performing flight DL-72 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was climbing out of Atlanta's runway 09L when the aircraft received a lightning strike. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the flight and was enroute at FL290 about 140nm southwest of Washington Dulles,DC (USA) when the the right hand engine's (PW4168) anti ice system failed. The crew decided to return to Atlanta due to weather conditions. The aircraft landed safely back on Atlanta's runway 09L about 4.5 hours after departure.

A replacement A330-300 registration N816NW reached Amsterdam with a delay of 8 hours.

Metars Atlanta during departure:
KATL 240252Z 16013KT 9SM -RA BKN007CB OVC030 17/16 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP121 CB VC SE & W-NW MOV NE CIG 004V010 P0000 60009 T01720161 51011
KATL 240152Z 15012KT 7SM -RA BKN006 BKN015 OVC030 17/16 A2989 RMK AO2 RAB0056E45B50 SLP119 CIG 004V009 P0003 T01720156
KATL 240052Z 14010G17KT 2SM BKN006 OVC040 17/16 A2989 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 9 RAE45 SLP117 OCNL LTG DSNT NW-NE CIG 003V008 P0006 T01720156
KATL 240007Z 15010KT 2SM -RA BKN005 BKN020 OVC050 17/16 A2988 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 7OCNL LTG DSNT NW-N CIG 003V008 P0001 T01670156
KATL 232352Z 14007KT 3SM -RA BKN006 BKN020 OVC050 17/16 A2987 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 7 RAE13B29 TSE2257 SLP111 OCNL LTG DSNT NW-N CIG 004V008 P0001 60029 T01670156 10172 20167 55003
KATL 232258Z 14008KT 3SM -RA BR BKN006 BKN020 OVC070 17/16 A2985 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 6 TSE57 TS MOV NE P0000 T01670156
KATL 232252Z 13008KT 3SM -TSRA BR BKN006CB BKN020 OVC070 17/16 A2985 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 5 TSB18 SLP105 OCNL LTGIC VC NE TS VC NE MOV NE P0009 T01670156
KATL 232218Z 14008KT 3SM TSRA BR BKN006CB BKN015 OVC040 17/16 A2986 RMK AO2 SFCVIS 4 TSB18 OCNL LTGIC W-NW TS W-NW MOV NE P0006 T01670156
KATL 232152Z 13008KT 3SM -RA BR BKN006 BKN020 OVC080 17/16 A2985 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 6 TSE17 SLP104 P0007 T01670156
KATL 232118Z 12006KT 3SM -RA BR BKN006 BKN020 OVC050 17/16 A2985 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 6 TSE17 P0005 T01670156
KATL 232058Z 34003KT 3SM -TSRA BR BKN006CB BKN027 OVC050 17/16 A2989 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 4 PRESRR OCNL LTGIC N-NE TS VC N-NE MOV NE P0001 T01670156
KATL 232052Z 18005KT 3SM -TSRA BR BKN006CB BKN025 OVC050 17/16 A2988 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 5 RAB1958 TSB51 SLP114 OCNL LTGIC NE & SW-NW TS VC NE & SW-NW MOV NE P0008 60012 T01670156 55010
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N810NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-323
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
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
Dec 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-72

Aircraft Registration
N810NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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