A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 has suffered an engine failure. DL-2179 from Pensacola to Atlanta (USA) was in the initial climb out of Pensacola’s runway 08 when the crew stopped the climb at 2000 feet due to an engine failure. The engine was a JT88D. The aircraft returned to Pensacola for a safe landing on Pensacola’s runway 17 about 20 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported a runway sweep after landing produced engine parts.

The aircraft has positioned back to Atlanta departing Pensacola after about 36 hours on the ground.

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