Delta Jet Crash Lands at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - A news report published on wsbtv.com states that a Delta jet experienced a flat tire crash landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.*
The "rough landing" transpired last Sunday afternoon. A Delta spokesperson stated that flight 1277 from Dallas underwent a flat tire landing at around 3:40 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration states that the airplane landed on the grass, and several taxiways were shut down due to the incident. Over 100 passengers evacuated the airplane by 6 in the evening.
One passenger aboard the airplane reported to Channel 2 Action News that they sustained a crash landing due to two flat tires. The witness also stated that the airplane landed sideways, and doctors were onboard helping victims.
The aviation incident went viral on both TikTok and Twitter. In the video, a flight attendant told passengers that he knows people are concerned about their connecting flights but that they had bigger issues to resolve.
Another witness described the incident and said everybody aboard was screaming, and the plane lost control after landing.
According to a Delta spokesperson's statement, Delta flight 1277, upon landing at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Delta flight 1277 operating from Dallas/Fort Worth, had a flat tire, and the airplane came to a stop on a taxi way.
The FAA reported that their agency would investigate. FAA officials stated that airplane landing gear has several tires and commercial pilots receive a lot of training on how to respond to these situations safely.
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