NTSB Identification: ENG12IA001
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Delta Air Lines Inc
Incident occurred Monday, October 10, 2011 in Atlanta, GA
Aircraft: BOEING 757-251, registration: N553NW
Injuries: 182 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft incident report.


On October 10, 2011 at about 3:04 eastern daylight time, a Delta Air Lines (DAL) Boeing 757-200, N553NW, powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW2037(M) turbofan engines, experienced a left engine failure during takeoff roll at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia (ATL). The flight crew reported that, at about 60 kias, they heard a loud bang and noted left engine fire indications. The captain aborted the takeoff and shut down the engine, and the airplane was taxied back to the gate without further incident. The airplane was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan as domestic passenger flight 2210 in accordance with the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121, from ATL to Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, Ft. Worth, Texas. No injuries were reported, and there was minor damage to the airplane. Post-incident inspection of the airplane found that the left engine diffuser case had ruptured.

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