A Delta flight had to make an emergency landing in Raleigh, North Carolina, due to engine problems. Hear passengers describe the frightening experience
Dramatic video footage taken by a passenger on board a Baltimore-bound flight Monday showed a loose spinner rattling in one of the engines before the plane was forced into an emergency landing.
Delta Flight 1425 – a 32-year-old MD-88 – left Hartsfield-Jackson International Baltimore-Washington International around 12:48 Monday.
About an hour into the flight, passengers said they heard a loud boom followed by smoke billowing into the cabin.
“It started slowing down a little bit and it was getting hot,” passenger Avery Porch told WMAR-TV. “I was about to be the first person to jump off.”
In the Twitter video, the detached spinner continues rattling while an orange glow emanates from the center.
Video I took from my seat on my flight from Atlanta to Baltimore yesterday! Thanks @Delta for the silly smooth emergency landing! #perfect #execution To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email email@example.com pic.twitter.com/TUFzREl0Lc
— Logan Webb (@Micahlifa) July 9, 2019
Delta Air Lines has since confirmed the flight landed without incident and apologized to affected customers.
“The flight crew of Delta flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore elected to divert to Raleigh, N.C. after receiving an indication of an issue with one of the aircraft’s engines,” wrote the airline. “The flight landed without incident and customers were reaccommodated on an alternate aircraft.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience this diversion may have caused.