Delta MD-88 Engine Falls Apart During Flight

Delta Airlines flight 1425 was forced to turn off an engine after it fell apart mid flight.
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The planned 1.5 hour flight diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU). The aircraft involved in the incident was N906DL, an 32.4 year old MD-88 delivered to the airline on April 24, 1987 with two Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines. This is, in my opinion, a key reason to phase out the MD-80 family. What are your thoughts?


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I’m glad this did not turn into anything worse.

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Yikes! Glad everyone is ok

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Watched the video, that’s crazy! Good call on the pilots to divert to RDU. I’m glad that no life was lost.

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Well that doesn’t look good lol. Who knows what led to that happening though, so I wouldn’t be so quick to say it’s a “key” reason they need to be phased out. Using that logic then pretty much every aircraft type thats ever had some type of problem should be phased out.

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Well definitely is time for the '80s to go.This one is probably not gonna be repaired,it probably would only have a year left anyway but we’ll see

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I took off from Raleigh this morning…

At LAX btw waiting for my SFO flight.

Now I’m at SFO now

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