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Delta Flight Diverted Because of Engine Trouble (And, Yes, It Was a Boeing Aircraft)

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Just two days after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to make an emergency landing because of engine failure, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 flight was diverted — reportedly because of trouble with its left engine.

Delta flight 2123 took off from Atlanta just before 2:00 PM EST on Monday. The plane was originally destined for Seattle before diverting to Salt Lake City. It landed at 4:10 PM MST. No injuries were reported.

Delta flight 2123 from ATL to SEA, diverted to SLC because of reported engine trouble.
Courtesy of FlightAware

According to Flightradar24 data, the aircraft was N819DX.

Salt Lake City’s ABC4 says Delta issued the following statement:

DL2123 en route to Seattle from Atlanta diverted to Salt Lake City out of an abundance of caution following an indicator warning of a possible problem with one of its engines. The flight landed safely without incident and taxied to the gate without assistance. We are working to reaccomodate customers on a later flight. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience.

The flight eventually departed SLC around 9:00 PM MST, en route to SEA. (Flightradar24 says this plane is N685DA.)

This incident is most likely (and hopefully) nothing more than an alarming coincidence with Saturday’s terrifying engine fire. But it will be interesting to see if the engines involved in today’s incident were made by Pratt & Whitney. A Pratt & Whitney PW4000-series engine is thus far being blamed for the United event. According to Wikipedia, PW2000-series engines are used on some 757-200s.

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2 Comments

  1. Yes, this plane has P&W engines. However, they are are completely different engines. There is absolutely no link between a 757 engine problem and what happened with the United 777.

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