Flugunfall 17 JUN 2015 einer Boeing 747-451 N664US - over China
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Datum:Mittwoch 17 Juni 2015
Zeit:07:00 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-451
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N664US
Werknummer: 23819/721
Baujahr: 1989-04-04 (26 years 3 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 388
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:over China (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
Flug nach:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI), Südkorea
A Boeing 747-451, registration N664US, sustained substantial damage when it encountered severe turbulence and hail while en route over China.
Delta Air Lines flight DL159 departed Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) on a regular service to Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) in South Korea. Flightradar24 data shows that the aircraft entered Chinese Airspace at FL360 at about 06:30 UTC, maintaining 11,000 meters in China until abeam Jilin. En route over northern China the aircraft flew through a severe hailstorm. The cabin interior was damage and on the outside of the aircraft there was visible damage to the nose cone, engines, and wing leading edges. The flight continued to the destination Seoul were an uneventful landing was carried out at 09:10 UTC.
On July 10, 2015, the aircraft was ferried from Seoul to Marana, Airzona for storage.

» Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, 30-6-2015


photo of Boeing-747-451-N664US
accident date: 17-06-2015
type: Boeing 747-451
registration: N664US

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Seoul-Incheon International Airport as the crow flies is 10581 km (6613 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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