Sunday, 14 July 2019

USA: Engine Trouble Makes Delta Go Into Emergency Landing

A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday after a problem with one of the plane's engines.

Flight DL-1425 was carrying 148 passengers from Atlanta to Baltimore when it declared an emergency and made an unscheduled landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport at 2.27 p.m. ET.

The MD-88 elected to divert after receiving an indication of an issue with one of the aircraft’s engines, Delta said in a statement, adding that the flight landed without incident.

One passenger described on Twitter hearing a loud bang and seeing smoke in the cabin, followed by a burning smell.

The vibrations of the roof and the cabin itself was intense, John Leonard, another passenger on the flight, wrote. The experience was beyond scary.

In a video posted by passenger Logan Webb, the plane's right engine is seen glowing red-hot while an engine part is visibly loose.

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Passengers praised the crew's response, with one woman saying they "did an amazing job in staying and keeping us all calm, while preparing us for an emergency landing."

A Delta spokesperson said that passengers were placed on an alternate aircraft after the incident.

We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience this diversion may have caused, she said.

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