Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Delta Air Lines, Airbus A330-200, N858NW, Flight DL-55 Incident occurred February 13, 2018 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Unknown

Flight 55:  Returned and landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport after engine fire. Aircraft landed safely and evacuated.


Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N858NW 
 
Date: 13-FEB-18
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 55
City: IKEJA
State: NIGERIA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday said it would investigate the emergency landing by an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Adurogboye said that NCAA had been notified of the incident, stressing that it was the duty of regulatory authority to investigate such occurrences in order to ascertain what led to it.

He noted that the pilot acted in accordance with the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) by making an air return immediately the left engine of the aircraft caught fire in-flight.

NAN recalls that the Delta Air Lines flight 55 which took off around 10:50 pm on Tuesday, made an air return less than an hour later due to an engine fault.

The pilot announced the evacuation of all the passengers on board within 90 seconds, after contacting the control towers when the left engine of the aircraft caught fire.

A statement signed by the United States carrier’s media consultant in Nigeria, Mr Tope Awe, on Wednesday, said the A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines.

“The flight landed safely and customers exited the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides.

“Airport fire authorities met the aircraft upon arrival. Delta’s customers were bussed back to the terminal.

“Delta is aware of five customers reporting non-critical injuries as a result of the evacuation.

“Delta teams have provided overnight hotel accommodations to customers and will rebook customers on an alternate Delta aircraft Wednesday afternoon.

“The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority,” Awe said.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://guardian.ng

Fire on Delta 55 left engine totally put out now but aircraft still on the runway. The incident happened at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Runway 18R closed to traffic until further notice while Runway 18L available for international departures on request with Contingency measures in place.

A pall of fire engulfed Atlanta bound Delta 55 aircraft which the left engine of the airplane totally burnt.

The fire was eventually put out with the aircraft left on the runways as the plane was about taking off.

The incident was said to have occurred at about past 12am today.

A top official of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) who spoke on condition of anonymity said the fire has “totally been put out now but aircraft still on the Runway”.

The source said Runway 18R closed to traffic until further notice while Runway 18L available for international departures on request with Contingency measures in place.

The airline is yet to issue a statement on it.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://newtelegraphonline.com

There was anxiety in the wee hours of Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as a Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 developed an engine problem about one hour after it took off from the airport.

During the emergency evacuation, five passengers were injured.

According to sources, the pilot sensing danger with the engine on fire initiated an emergency return to the Lagos Airport.

Airport sources hinted that the pilot had informed Aerodrome Fire and Rescue Safety Unit of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to prepare for emergency landing.

A source hinted that with sufficient mobilization from the relevant safety emergency agencies, a section of the runway was closed for the aircraft to land.

While, a section of the runway closed to traffic and the fire in the aircraft engine put out, some operations were disrupted.

According to investigations,  with the incident occurring at a section of the runway, international departures were reorganized on request with contingency measures in place.

An official of FAAN confirmed that the Delta Airlines aircraft is still on ground.

She said the aircraft has been towed from the runway to pave way for other aircraft that are either landing on taking off.

An official of another aviation agency said though the fire has been put out, the aircraft is still lying near the runway.
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Meanwhile, officials of Delta Airlines have confirmed that an Atlanta-bound flight from Lagos, Nigeria was forced to turn back Tuesday after the plane experienced engine issues.

According to the airline, flight 55 from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos took off from the airport around 10:50 p.m. Nigeria time.

Flight tracking website FlightAware indicates the flight had only been in the air for a little less than an hour and a half, and had only traveled 29 of its roughly 5,800-mile journey, before one of the A330-200’s two engines reported issues.

Delta said the flight landed safely shortly after midnight, but passengers had to use the emergency slides to exit the plane onto the runway.

Airport fire crews met the plane on arrival, and passengers were bussed back to the terminal.

At this time, Delta said it is aware of five customers who reported non-critical injuries during the evacuation.

The company said it’s now focused on trying to find overnight hotel accommodations for customers, and will likely rebook them on a Wednesday afternoon flight.

“The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority,” the company concluded.

In a statement issued in Lagos, the airline said :” Delta flight 55 from Lagos, Nigeria to Atlanta returned to Lagos International Airport Tuesday after an issue with one of the A330-200’s two engines.

The flight landed safely and customers exited the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides. 

Original article can be found here ➤ http://thenationonlineng.net

1 comment:

lcarson said...

Been a pilot for 40 years this looked bad but was not dangerous.