Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Delta Air Lines, Airbus A330-300, N806NW: Accident occurred April 18, 2018 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (KATL), Atlanta, Georgia

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Atlanta, GA
Accident Number: DCA18LA163
Date & Time: 04/18/2018, 1809 EDT
Registration: N806NW
Aircraft: AIRBUS A330 323
Injuries: 288 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled 

On April 18, 2018, at about 1809 eastern daylight time, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300, N806NW, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW4168A-1D engines, experienced a No. 2 engine fire during initial climb from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (KATL), Atlanta, Georgia. The flight crew reported a No. 2 engine fire electronic centralized aircraft monitor (ECAM) indication at about 500 feet AGL, declared an emergency, shutdown the No. 2 engine, discharged both fire bottles, and initiated an air turn back to KATL. During the return to ATL, the fire warning indication cleared, and the airplane made an uneventful overweight single engine landing. After landing, airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews met the airplane on the runway and observed smoke and flames emanating from the No. 2 engine. ARFF sprayed the engine with fire retardant foam and extinguished the fire. The airplane was towed to the gate and the passengers disembarked. There were no injuries to the passengers or crew and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 and was a regularly scheduled flight from KATL to London Heathrow International Airport (EGLL), London, England. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: AIRBUS
Registration: N806NW
Model/Series: A330 323 323
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operator: Delta Air Lines
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Destination: London, FN (LHR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 14 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 274 None
Aircraft Fire: In-Flight
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 288 None
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