Accident Boeing 747-451 N664US,
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Date:Wednesday 17 June 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-451
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N664US
MSN: 23819/721
Year of manufacture:1989
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 388
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:over China -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW)
Destination airport:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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 (c) Alec Wilson; Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA); 07 September 2013; (CC:by-sa)

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