A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 make an emergency landing at Nashville International airport because of an alleged engine problem.
Amid travel chaos in the United States after extreme climate, a Delta Air Lines Boeing B757 performed an emergency landing earlier today. The airline stated the reason behind the disruption was a potential “engine issue”. Let’s have a closer look at the details of the story.
Delta Air Lines makes an emergency landing
The United States is currently dealing with a complex air traffic situation, as the country has been hit by one of the most extreme winter storms of all time. As if the severe climate was not enough, Delta Air Lines faced an additional challenge today: 1 of its Boeing 757s performed an emergency landing at Nashville International airport.
Delta flight DL356 was a scheduled service between the American carrier’s hub at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF). One hundred eighty-five passengers and six crew members were onboard the flight, which, according to Flightradar.24, took off from Atlanta at 14:00 UTC, or 9:00 local time.
About twenty minutes after take off, at 9:19 local time, the Boeing 757 reached its cruising altitude of 27,000 ft (8,229 m) while flying above Chattanooga, Tennessee. A few minutes later, at 9:24, Delta flight DL356 had already begun its descent toward Nashville International (BNA), where the aircraft touched down at 9:47 local time.
According to a report released by the airline, the flight crew members of Delta flight 356 decided to perform an emergency landing after being told of a potential problem with 1 of the engines. When the pilots became aware of the potential risk, Nashville International was deemed the safest airport to land the aircraft safely. Delta later confirmed it would arrange for another aircraft to fly to Nashville to bring the passengers and crew of flight 356 to their final destination.
The aircraft is registered N6-708D and is nearly 22.5 years old. Delta ordered the aircraft on December 22nd, 1998, and the carrier received it on July 20th, 2000.
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The aircraft is configured in 3 cabin classes, with economy class seating 150 passengers, premium economy 29, and business class 20, for a maximum capacity of 199 seats.
According to Boeing, as of July 31st, 2022, the N6-708D Boeing 757 had accumulated 71,250 flying hours, operating 26,693 flying cycles. The aircraft is predominantly operated on domestic routes, with an average stage length of 2 hours and 40 minutes and an average daily utilization of 8 hours and 50 minutes prove. According to ch-aviation, the Delta Boeing 757-200 has a current market value of $12.7 million.
Although the Boeing 757 is a rather old aircraft, which Boeing announces to replace the older Boeing 727 in 1982, Delta Air Lines still heavily relies on this aircraft type for its operations.
Compared to the other United States legacy carriers, Delta Air Lines flies more Boeing 757s than United Airlines. On the other hand, American Airlines is no longer flying this aircraft.
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