Delta MD-88 engine failure, loses part of tailcone . . .


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FlightAware Flight Tracker Delta flight 989 STL-ATL.

July 15/08 Delta 989 departing STL declared an emergency 3 minutes after departure. A loud bang was heard, and the starboard engine stopped.

a 18X20 inch piece of the tailcone fell off and was found 8 NM West of the STL, the aircraft landed safely, no injuries reported.

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