Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 757-200, N686DA: Incident occurred September 06, 2017 at McCarran International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this incident.

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Delta Air Lines Inc:

NTSB Identification: ENG17IA036
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Delta Air Lines
Incident occurred Wednesday, September 06, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
Aircraft: BOEING 757 232, registration: N686DA
Injuries: 184 Uninjured.

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 September 6, 2017, at about 0019 Pacific daylight time, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200, registration N686DA, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW2037 turbofan engines, sustained a No. 1 (left) engine undercowl fire during takeoff from McCarran International Airport (LAS)- Las Vegas, Nevada. The flight crew reported a left engine fire indication and associated aural fire alert at rotation/initial climb. The crew completed the quick reference handbook (QRH) procedures, shut down the left engine, and discharged one of the fire bottles. The flight crew then initiated LAS engine out procedures to return to the airport. On the downwind leg of the pattern, a second left engine fire warning indication was reported and the second fire bottle was discharged. The crew made an uneventful overweight landing at LAS and were met by aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) on the runway. ARFF sprayed fire retardant into the engine and the airplane was cleared to taxi to the gate under its own power. No injuries were reported to passengers or crew. The flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 and was a regularly scheduled flight from LAS to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)- Queens, New York.

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