Saturday, April 23, 2022

Airbus A320: April 22, 2022 at Kansas City International Airport (KMCI), Missouri

A Delta Airlines Flight 9966 made an emergency landing in Kansas City Friday night after experiencing failures while in the air. (Flight Aware)

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Delta Airlines Flight 9966 landed safely just before 11 p.m. after circling the Kansas City International Airport due to 'multiple failures,' according to a KCI spokesperson.

Flight Aware indicates the plane departed for Atlanta, Georgia, around 9:30 p.m, but the Airbus A320 was forced to turn back not long after takeoff.

The plane was worked on while in Kansas City, according to a KCI spokesperson.

Since the plane had been fueled to fly to Atlanta, it was circling the airport to burn fuel in order to lighten the load for runway length.

When problems were reported, the KCMO Aviation Department said the plane had 2-1/2 hours of fuel left.

Two people were on board, and it was unknown if there was any hazardous cargo on board.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what was worked on and why. Delta of course is based at KATL and that's where their home MRO facility is which can do things other MRO facilities cannot where there's a maintenance contract (and it's one massive facility...been there). To me multiple failures sounds like electrical or hydraulic oriented as (or both) there are several backups for both where the aircraft can still fly in the event of multiple failures.