Passengers onboard a Delta Air Lines flight have suffered a scare after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a loose engine part.
Delta flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore was diverted to Raleigh in North Carolina approximately halfway through its journey, after the crew become aware that one of the plane engine’s nose cones had become loose and was bouncing around inside a jet turbine.
One of the passengers onboard the flight managed to capture some scary footage of the nose cone – also known as a spinner – moving about as the plane was flying.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/TUFzREl0Lc
— Logan Webb (@Micahlifa) July 9, 2019
Another passenger praised Delta’s pilots and flight crew for remaining so calm during the incident.
When you hear an loud bang and they tell you over the intercom that “we lost an engine”, you’d expect complete chaos on the plane but the crew was so calm and the pilots did an amazing job. #GodisGood
— 𝓑𝓸𝓼𝓼 𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 (@RAREsheis) July 8, 2019
In a statement to Travel Weekly, a Delta spokesperson said: “The flight crew of Delta flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore elected to divert to Raleigh, N.C. after an issue with one of the aircraft’s engines was observed.
“The flight landed without incident and customers were re-accommodated on an alternate aircraft. We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience this diversion may have caused.”