Engine Fire, Smoke On Delta Plane Forces Emergency Landing In Atlanta

A Delta Connection flight operated by Express Jet reported a problem

The daughter of one passenger tweeted that her mom had calmly let her know that the flight was going to be delayed because 'emergency crews are now putting a fire out in the engine apparently'.

All 274 passengers and 14 crew members were eventually allowed off the jet after it was towed to the gate at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The company also confirmed it was working to accommodate its passengers.

Atlanta Fire Department sergeant Cortez Stafford said no one was injured in the malfunction.

No word yet on whether there were any injuries, or the number of passengers on board. "Delta handled it stride".

"The flight landed without incident and airport response vehicles met the aircraft upon arrival", Delta said in a statement.

Tweets from the Atlanta Airport said smoke was reported coming from the engine of a departing plane around 6 p.m., and it was immediately redirected back to the airport.

"The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we apologise to our customers on this flight". Multiple reports indicate the plane was heading for London's Heathrow Airport.

One passenger died of blunt impact trauma when she was being pulled through a smashed window.

The engine fire occurred just one day after a midair engine explosion on a Southwest aircraft killed one woman who was nearly sucked out of the plane at 32,000ft. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

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