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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87309
Last updated: 3 August 2021
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Time:09:14 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-300ER
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N175DN
MSN: 24803/318
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 169
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Zürich - LSZH -   Switzerland
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:LSZH
Destination airport:LSZH
After departure Zurich, climbing through approx. 8000ft, a loud bang was heard from engine # 2 followed by vibration. EGT rose, causing the flight crew to shut down the engine, declaring emergency and performing overweight landing in Zurich again. After landing on runway 14, brake temperatures rose causing the fuses of some tires to blow on taxi way. The passengers
disembarked through the LH front door via stairway.
Reason: The initial inspection of the contained failure of engine # 2 revealed damages on the HPC 5th stage. After careful review and assessment of all relevant facts it was concluded that there was at no time any severe risk or danger, neither for passengers, crew nor the


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of N175DN courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
2 January 2017; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

06-Jan-2011 13:28 Alpine Flight Added

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