INCIDENT | Delta BCS1 Diverted Near Sacramento Due to Possible Engine Problem

On October 30, 2023, a Delta Airlines Bombardier C-Series CS-100, registered as N109DU, experienced a possible engine problem during its flight DL-2905 from San Jose, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. The aircraft was carrying 114 people on board.


Incident Details

While climbing through FL360, the crew halted the ascent at approximately FL366 due to a potential issue with the engine (PW1524G). The decision was made to divert the flight, initially to San Francisco, California, but subsequently to Sacramento, California. The aircraft landed safely on runway 35R in Sacramento approximately 62 minutes after departure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airline, and the airport all reported that the crew had identified a possible engine problem.


Aftermath and Current Status

Following the incident, the aircraft remained grounded in Sacramento for about five hours. Delta Airlines has not released further details about the engine problem. However, they have confirmed that discussions with the FAA are ongoing. The passengers on board were rebooked onto other flights. Delta Airlines has not commented further as they respect the ongoing process with the FAA.



This incident underscores the importance of stringent safety measures and quick decision-making in aviation. The FAA is currently investigating the incident. As we await more details about this event, it serves as a reminder of the critical role that effective communication and efficient protocols play in ensuring passenger safety during unexpected situations.

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