Delta Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA. – April 18, 2018 (ibtimes.com) According to an online report by ibtimes.com, a Delta Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Atlanta because of smoke coming from one of the engines.*
Delta Flight 30 took off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta at approximately 6 p.m. EDT April 18 with 274 passengers aboard. The plane was bound for London, but shortly into the flight, the crew reported a potential engine malfunction. As smoke was coming from the right engine, the pilot turned around and returned to the airport. Investigation later showed that the right engine of the plane was faulty.
No one was injured during the brief flight or landing. The plane landed back at the airport almost immediately after it had taken off, according to airport spokesperson Andrew Gobeil. Firefighters met the plane to hose it down, and the plane was towed to the gate. Video taken by a passenger shows smoke pouring from one of the plane’s wings.
In a statement released after the incident, Delta said there was an issue with engine 2 of the plane, and that the flight landed without incident. Customers and crew were deplaned through the jetway, the statement said, and were accommodated with a different plane.
The issue with Flight 30 took place a day after another emergency landing involving a Delta aircraft. This plane took off from La Guardia airport in New York with 46 passengers and was bound for Richmond, Virginia. The aircraft reportedly lost a wheel before it took off, and the crew reported an issue with the landing gear midway through the flight. The plane made an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. No one was injured in the incident.
Washington Dulles Airport is slightly more than 100 miles from Richmond, so the airline arranged charter bus transport for all of the passengers.
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