Delta Flight Diverts After 'Panel Falls Off'

Lee Ferrara

Staff member
So what's with panels and doors lately?? Geeeeeeeez.........

A Delta Air Lines flight over the weekend was cut short and the plane returned to Salt Lake City after a panel behind one of the two engines fell off during takeoff.

The Airbus A330neo jetliner left for Amsterdam on Sunday but got only as far as the Montana-North Dakota boundary before turning back and landing in Salt Lake City three hours later.

According to information on a safety database for the Federal Aviation Administration, a pylon panel behind the engine on the left wing “detached on takeoff.”