Delta Air Lines Flight 89 facts for kids
N860DA, the Boeing 777 involved in the incident, pictured in 2013
|Date||January 14, 2020|
|Summary||Compressor stall, subsequent fuel jettison|
|Place||South Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 777-232ER|
|Airline/user||Delta Air Lines|
|Flew from||Los Angeles International Airport|
|Flying to||Shanghai Pudong International Airport|
Delta Air Lines Flight 89 was a planned flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). On January 14, 2020, the Boeing 777-232ER (registered N860DA) had engine problems after taking off. While returning to the airport, the plane dumped fuel over homes and schools. This made 56 people injured.
The incident aircraft, N860DA, is a Boeing 777 which flies for Delta Air Lines.
On January 14, 2020, the aircraft took off at 11:32 a.m. After a few minutes, the pilots told air traffic control they had a compressor stall in their right engine. The pilots said they did not need to dump fuel.
While flying over Los Angeles, the plane dumped fuel. Many schools were hit by this fuel, including Park Avenue Elementary School. Students in Park Avenue were covered in jet fuel.
The aircraft started more flights on January 24. On October 4, it was retired with all Delta Air Line's Boeing 777's.
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