Delta A330-300 makes emergency landing following engine fire

Posted on by S Karki

An Airbus A330-300 belonging to Delta Air Lines had to make an emergency landing at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport shortly after takeoff with the right engine still on fire.

The flight ended without any incident and injuries as the firefighters at the airport immediately extinguished the fire.

The Delta A330 took off at 5:51 p.m. for London. Delta Airlines said the plane had problems with its number 2 engine. Officials said the flight declared an emergency. The plane turned back to the airport around Stone Mountain and made a successful landing at 6:34 p.m.

The incident was the latest in a string of occurrence that has befallen the US air industry. On Tuesday, a Boeing operated by Southwest Airlines suffered an engine explosion in midair, killing a woman passenger.

“The crew and the pilots, they tried to keep everyone calm, so there never was a moment of panic on the flight, it’s more so a moment of calm,” reported one of the passengers.

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