Author Topic: Delta A320 at Grand Rapids on Dec 16th engine shut down in flight  (Read 1793 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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Got almost all of it, except the emergency crews, no audio at all from them, but pretty calm both tower and cockpit.

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N347NW performing flight DL-2706 from Grand Rapids,MI to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 141 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Grand Rapids' runway 17 when the crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet reporting they had lost their left hand engine (CFM56) and needed to return to Grand Rapids. The crew requested to stay above the clouds while working their checklists advising they had picked up some ice during the climb and subsequently returned to Grand Rapids for a safe landing on runway 26L about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N358NW reached Minneapolis with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 9 hours after landing back.