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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149133
Last updated: 27 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-332ER
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N173DZ
MSN: 29692/723
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 220
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Guarulhos International Airport, São Paulo -   Brazil
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:SBGR - Guarulhos International Airport
Destination airport:DTW - Detroit, Michigan
An airplane of U.S. company Delta Airlines, flight DL256, with 220 people on board had to interrupt the flight toward Detroit, yesterday (13) evening, moments after takeoff, the International Airport of Sao Paulo in Cumbica. The plane left the terminal at 10h32 pm yesterday (13) and forced landing occurred at 1:07 a.m. today (14).
To reduce the risk of accidents, it was necessary to reduce the level of fuel in an overflight of nearly two hours on the metropolitan region of São Paulo. Additionally, a plan for emergency support on land involved nine teams from the Fire Department.
According to the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero), the unit had technical problems, but there are reports that there was a tire burst. A spokesperson for the company has not confirmed the information and said he will release official statement, even this morning, reporting what happened.
According to information from passengers, the bursting of a tire would slightly damaged one of the aircraft's wings.



Photo of N173DZ courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
25 February 2018; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

14-Sep-2012 05:17 LAURENCE Added
14-Sep-2012 05:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Sep-2012 13:49 vvvww Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
15-Sep-2012 00:00 cleberjc Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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