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Delta Air Lines, Boeing 737-900: Incident occurred November 29, 2017 at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Atlanta, Georgia

​WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2017) — The National Transportation Safety Board released information gathered to date from its investigation of an incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The incident involves Delta Air Lines flight 2196, which was cleared to land on runway 09R at about 11:06 a.m., Nov. 29, 2017. The airplane was initially lined up on the runway but radar data indicate that when within about one mile of the runway, flight 2196 began to deviate left of the approach course and subsequently aligned with taxiway N. A go-around was initiated after crossing the start of the taxiway. While there was an occupied airplane on taxiway N at that time, flight 2196 did not overfly the airplane during the go-around.

The NTSB was notified of the incident Nov. 30 and began the incident investigation. Investigative groups for this incident include operational factors, human performance, flight data recorder, air traffic control, and meteorology. Parties to the investigation include the Air Line Pilots Association, Delta Air Lines, the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

The factual information from the incident investigation is available on the NTSB’s website at

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