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Author Topic: Delta A321 at Denver on Jul 26 rejected takeoff after bird strike and fire  (Read 1516 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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http://avherald.com/h?article=4fc2fd58&opt=0
(thanks AVH)

Audio was a bit disconnected in KDEN, here's the audio I could extract.

A Delta Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N332DN performing flight DL-1057 from Denver,CO to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 197 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Denver's runway 08 when a bird was ingested by the left hand engine (CFM56) causing an engine fire. The crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 157 knots over ground), slowed safely, vacated the runway via a high speed turnoff and stopped clear of the runway. Tower reported there appeared to be smoke and flames coming from the aircraft. Emergency services responded. The aircraft was later towed to the apron where passengers disembarked normally.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE AND STRUCK A BIRD IN THE LEFT ENGINE CAUSING A FIRE, TAKEOFF ABORTED AND BLEW RIGHT MAIN TIRES, DENVER, CO.", rated the damage substantial and the occurrence an accident.