Delta B752 at Saint Thomas on Jan 24th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: January 26, 2016 / 21:35:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-307

Departure
Saint Thomas

Aircraft Registration
N6713Y

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N6713Y performing flight DL-307 from Saint Thomas (Virgin Islands) to Atlanta,GA (USA), was in the initial climb out of Saint Thomas' runway 28 when the left hand engine (PW2037) ingested a bird prompting the crew to level off at 4000 feet and shut the engine down. The crew subsequently decided to divert to San Juan (Puerto Rico) for a safe landing on runway 10 about 25 minutes after departure. Being instructed to taxi to the terminal the crew requested to hold position for an inspection by emergency services advising they didn't know whether they were leaking any fluids and subsequently were instructed to hold position for the inspection.

A replacement engine was flown in on Jan 25th 2016, the engine is currenty being replaced 48 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-307

Departure
Saint Thomas

Aircraft Registration
N6713Y

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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