Delta flight makes emergency landing after engine failure

Lloyd Doyle
July 10, 2019

Passengers were praying and trying to text family members in the moments before a Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in North Carolina.

This video footage, meanwhile, was taken by Logan Webb and shows the footage of what the engine looked like.

The Delta plane was heading to Baltimore but was forced to divert and land in Raleigh, North Carolina. About an hour into the flight, passengers said they heard a loud boom followed by smoke billowing into the cabin.

That sight was captured amid panic and potential final goodbye texts among the 148 passengers on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Baltimore on Monday, when the engine failure prompted an emergency landing in Raleigh.

"Although it was a completely terrifying situation to see smoke in the cabin and smelling something burning for the first five mins, the crew did an wonderful job in staying and keeping us all calm, while preparing us for an emergency landing", she said in a tweet. "It started slowing down a little bit, it started getting hot (and the) air cut off".

"I pulled out my phone, and I know I didn't have service", Kreuger told WMAR.

"After, the cabin filled with smoke and seat belt signs went on and off, and you could smell something was burning. They kept everyone calm", said another passenger.

The aircraft landed safely at 2:20 p.m. with fire and rescue crews waiting nearby. "We will need crews out there on the rollout", a pilot could be heard telling air traffic controllers on LiveATC.

Passengers were rebooked on another flight to Atlanta later that day. However, Delta told ABC 11 the MD-88 involved in this particular incident has already had its engine replaced and is slated to resume flying on Wednesday.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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