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Last updated: 14 May 2021
Fecha:miércoles 17 junio 2015
Hora:07:00 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-451
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: N664US
Numéro de série: 23819/721
Año de Construcción: 1989-04-04 (26 years 3 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 388
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:over China (   China)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI), Corea del Sur
Número de Vuelo:DL159
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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