By Simon Hradecky
A Delta Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N354NB performing flight DL-605 from Mexico City (Mexico) to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 101 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Mexico City’s runway 05L when the crew rejected takeoff at about 100 knots over ground due to an engine (CFM56) failure. The aircraft veered to the right, the right hand main gear and the nose gear went beyond the runway edge. The aircraft came to a stop about about 1200 meters/3700 feet down the runway. Both right hand main gear tyres received damage (punctures).
The flight was cancelled.
The aircraft is still on the ground in Mexico City about 11.5 hours after the rejected takeoff.
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