Incident Boeing 777-232LR N708DN, Thursday 10 January 2013
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Date:Thursday 10 January 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-232LR
Owner/operator:Delta Airlines
Registration: N708DN
MSN: 39254/789
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:South Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS)
Destination airport:atl
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
N708DN operating flight DL201 from Johannesburg to Atlanta suffered unspecified engine problems in the starboard engine approximately 5 hours into the flight over the South Atlantic and was forced to dump fuel and make a precautionary landing on the island of Ascension.

In addition while on the ground at Wideawake airfield Ascension an inbound HiFly Airbus from RAF Brize Norton was involved in a minor wingtip collision with the Delta 777 on the parking apron. The HiFly Airbus A330 CS-TQP operating HFY8220 was able to continue with its Falklands Airbrige flight to PJOB Mount Pleasant after a short delay for damage checks.

The stranded Delta passengers were picked up by a replacement aircraft, while a replacement engine was bought in by 747.


Beeld newspaper
Delta Airlines South Africa

Revision history:

11-Jan-2013 02:00 paulm7010 Added
11-Jan-2013 05:39 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
23-Jan-2013 22:02 ACW367 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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