Delta Air Lines McDD MD-88’s left #1 engine was damaged during the flight #DL1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore.
The flight DL1425 departed around 12:48 p.m. Monday from Hartsfield-Jackson International and was bound for Baltimore-Washington International, when about an hour after takeoff, the flight crew reported an issue with left #1 Engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8D) at FL330.
The flight with 148 passengers was diverted and made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International around 2:27 p.m.
“Video images show the spinner came loose or broke off it’s mounting wobbling in the airstream. The adjacent shaft is glowing orange by frictional heat.” posted JACDEC
No injuries were reported.
The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass turbofan engine, introduced by Pratt & Whitney in February 1963 with the inaugural flight of the Boeing 727.
Video I took from my seat on my flight from Atlanta to Baltimore yesterday! Thanks @Delta for the silly smooth emergency landing! #perfect #execution To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email email@example.com pic.twitter.com/TUFzREl0Lc
— Logan Webb (@Micahlifa) July 9, 2019