Created Wednesday, Jul 27th 2022 19:34Z, last updated Friday, Aug 5th 2022 15:46Z
A Delta Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N332DN performing flight DL-1057 from Denver,CO to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 197 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Denver's runway 08 when a bird was ingested by the left hand engine (CFM56) causing an engine fire. The crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 157 knots over ground), slowed safely, vacated the runway via a high speed turnoff and stopped clear of the runway. Tower reported there appeared to be smoke and flames coming from the aircraft. Emergency services responded. The aircraft was later towed to the apron where passengers disembarked normally.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE AND STRUCK A BIRD IN THE LEFT ENGINE CAUSING A FIRE, TAKEOFF ABORTED AND BLEW RIGHT MAIN TIRES, DENVER, CO.", rated the damage substantial and the occurrence an accident.

A replacement A321-200 registration N338DN reached Atlanta with a delay of about 3.5 hours.

On Aug 5th 2022 the NTSB reported the left hand engine ingested a bird during the takeoff roll, the takeoff was rejected at about 110-120 KIAS, the aircraft stopped on the runway. After the aircraft came to a stop fuel was observed pooling underneath the engine, the fuel subsequently ignited. The aircraft received minor damage, the occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the NTSB.

The engine inlet:

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