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Last updated: 25 October 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 10 november 2011
Tijd:11:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-211
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Delta Air Lines
Registratie: N331NW
Constructienummer: 318
Bouwjaar: 1992-03-25 (19 years 8 months)
Aantal vlieguren:59784
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-5A1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 144
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 150
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP/KMSP), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV (RNO/KRNO), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:DL1691
Beschrijving:
Delta flight 1691, an Airbus A320-211, N331NW, experienced a bird strike during initial climb after departure from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP), Minnesota. There were no injuries to the 150 passengers and crewmembers onboard and the airplane was substantially damaged.
According to the flight crew, a flock of "50-100" large white birds, possibly geese, appeared in front of the airplane during initial climb. The first officer, who was the pilot flying, increased the rate of climb to attempt to avoid the flock, but at least one bird made impacted the aircraft. After striking the bird, the flight crew received an Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor message for loss of cabin pressure and the right side airspeed indication became erratic. The flight crew declared an emergency and made an uneventful landing back at KMSP.
Examination of the aircraft after landing revealed substantial damage to the forward pressure bulkhead and minor damage to the right engine.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In-flight collision with birds during initial climb, which resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 years and 10 months
Accident number: DCA12CA043


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photo of Airbus-A320-211-N331NW
accident date: 10-11-2011
type: Airbus A320-211
registration: N331NW
photo of Airbus-A320-211-N331NW
accident date: 10-11-2011
type: Airbus A320-211
registration: N331NW
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN en Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV bedraagt 2241 km (1400 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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