Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Engine Failure

The flight, bound for Baltimore from Atlanta, had to stop off in North Carolina thanks to a mechanical issue passengers definitely noticed.


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A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Baltimore was complicated by an emergency landing in North Carolina thanks to an issue with one of the craft's engines.

One passenger, Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez, toldWMAR he noticed the engine fuckery about an hour into his travels, at which point those aboard were notified via the loud speaker that they "had lost an engine" and were in preparation mode for an impromptu landing. Another passenger, Avery Porch, recalled hearing a suspect noise.

FRIGHTENING FLIGHT: About an hour into a flight from #Atlanta to #Baltimore the plane started having engine issues. The @Delta pilot and crew were able to make an emergency landing in #Raleigh. All passengers were able to board flight and make it to Baltimore tonight. @WMAR2News

— Eddie Kadhim Journalist (@KadhimWrites) July 9, 2019

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

— Logan Webb (@Micahlifa) July 9, 2019

That video of that delta flight OMFG!!!!! smh 🤦🏽‍♀️ I can’t imagine the type of hyperventilating & panic that would run thru my body. 😭 those people must of been terrified!

— Bea (@missBeatriiz) July 10, 2019

😬 You look out of the window and see this, wwyd?

— airfarewatchdog (@airfarewatchdog) July 10, 2019

"After we heard the boom we just saw all this smoke come up into the cabin, and that's when we really started freaking out," Porch said. Other passengers described internal escape prepping panic and attempted texts to loved ones, though the pilot was thankfully able to secure everyone's safety with a Raleigh-Durham International Airport landing that ultimately pushed the flight's previously scheduled Baltimore arrival back by six and a half hours.

A Delta statement is said to have included some sort of apology for "the inconvenience," with affected passengers reportedly scoring a whopping 30 bucks in food voucher privileges for their troubles. The plane in question, an MD-88, has since had the malfunctioning engine replaced and was said by CNN to be returning to service Wednesday.

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