Delta MD90 near Las Vegas on Jul 8th 2017, generator problem

Last Update: July 9, 2017 / 19:52:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Jul 8, 2017


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A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90, registration N923DN performing flight DL-1728 from San Diego,CA to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 158 people on board, was enroute at FL290 about 90nm south of Las Vegas,NV (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Las Vegas reporting they were down to one electrical source due to a generator problem. The aircraft was descending through 10,000 feet on approach to Las Vegas when the crew advised they had now two electrical sources again and would like to burn off fuel rather than proceed for an overweight landing. ATC cleared the aircraft to climb to 10,000, later 11,000 feet. The aircraft burned off fuel for about 70 minutes, then proceeded for a safe landing on Las Vegas' runway 25R about 100 minutes after leaving FL290.

A replacement MD-90 registration N951DN continued the flight about 4 hours after landing and reached Minneapolis with a delay of 5.5 hours.
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Incident Facts

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Jul 8, 2017


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