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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231859
Last updated: 26 April 2020
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Date:01-JAN-2020
Time:09:24 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-232 (WL)
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N687DL
C/n / msn: 27586/800
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX) -   Mexico
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Narrative:
Reports on Twitter suggest that the left-hand overwing emergency exit of Delta Air Lines flight DL8817 was opened after flames or smoke was visible during engine start-up. The aircraft had just been pushed back from the gate at Mexico City International Airport.
It is unclear if this was a passenger- or crew-initiated action. Preliminary information suggests that no evacuation was carried out. The aircraft was towed back to the gate 30 minutes later.

Sources:

https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/metropoli/cdmx/desalojan-avion-de-delta-airlines-en-aicm-desperfecto-ala-usuarios-reportan-incendio-en-turbina-4646819.html

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl8817#2360d808


Images:

Photo of N687DL courtesy AirHistory.net


Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (KFLL / FLL)
10 January 2011; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2020 20:13 harro Added
01-Jan-2020 20:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Jan-2020 20:19 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2020 20:20 harro Updated [Location]
02-Jan-2020 19:44 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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