Sunday, October 23, 2016

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-223, N855NW: Incident occurred October 26, 2016 in Seattle, Washington


NTSB Identification: ENG17IA003
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of DELTA AIR LINES INC
Incident occurred Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Seattle, WA
Aircraft: AIRBUS A330 223, registration: N855NW
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On October 26, 2016, at about 1550 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-223, N855NW, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW4168A-1D turbofan engines experienced a No. 1 (left) engine fire during initial climb from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) - Seattle, Washington. The crew declared an emergency, discharged both fire bottles, and returned to SEA for an uneventful single engine landing. The electronic centralized aircraft monitor (ECAM) system fire indication warning remained illuminated on the cockpit display after the fire bottles were discharged. Airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews met the airplane on the runway and did not observe any fire or smoke coming from the engine or airplane. Water was sprayed on the landing gear as a precautionary measure. A visual examination of the No. 1 engine was conducted at SEA and the outboard side of the engine and thrust reverser cowl were thermally damaged and discolored. There were no reported injuries to the passengers or crew. The flight was a regularly scheduled flight from SEA to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) - Chep Lap Kok, Hong Kong and was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121.

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