Delta Airlines faces string of incidents with four flights in 48 hours

Delta Airlines

25th June 2024 – (San Francisco) Delta Airlines faced a challenging stretch last week as four of its flights encountered major incidents within a span of 48 hours, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday.

The first incident occurred during Flight DL475, which was en route from Boston to San Francisco. The Airbus A321-200N aircraft experienced an engine failure shortly after takeoff, compelling the crew to reverse course mid-flight. Approximately 20 minutes after departure, the crew safely landed the plane back at Boston Logan International Airport. As of Monday morning, the aircraft, which has been in service since October 2022, remained grounded in Boston.

The following day, another Delta flight, DL916, travelling from Atlanta to San Francisco, encountered trouble when its right-hand engine experienced a loss of oil quantity and pressure. The Boeing 757-200 was diverted to Salt Lake City, where it successfully landed without further incident.

Meanwhile, Flight DL92 from New York to Berlin faced an issue with its anti-skid brakes. In response, the crew requested the longest available runway in Berlin and emergency services for support upon landing. The Boeing 767-300ER aircraft safely touched down in Berlin on Friday, and emergency and maintenance crews cleared it for the return sector, as stated in the report.

Adding to the series of incidents, Flight DL1245 departing from West Palm Beach to Boston encountered a left-hand engine fire shortly after takeoff. The crew promptly executed a U-turn back to West Palm Beach and successfully extinguished the fire. The Airbus A320 aircraft landed safely, averting any potential danger.