Delta B712 near Nashville on May 8th 2016, uncontained engine failure drops engine cowl

Last Update: May 9, 2016 / 20:18:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-762

Aircraft Registration
N939AT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 717-200

ICAO Type Designator
B712

A Delta Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N939AT performing flight DL-762 from Atlanta,GA to Chicago Midway,IL (USA) with 114 people on board, was climbing through FL260 out of Atlanta at about 20:50z when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing the engine cowl of the right hand engine (BR715) to separate. The crew received abnormal engine indications and decided to divert to Nashville,TN for a safe landing about 25 minutes later. The aircraft received damage to the right hand engine and right hand stabilizer.

On May 9th 2016 the FAA reported the aircraft suffered an uncontained failure of the right hand engine and diverted to Nashville.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N939AT
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
717-200
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B712
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-762

Aircraft Registration
N939AT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 717-200

ICAO Type Designator
B712

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