Delta flight makes emergency landing after losing engine

Published on : Friday, August 12, 2016

norfolkA Delta Airlines flight from Norfolk to Detroit made an emergency landing at Norfolk International Airport after one of the Bombardier CRJ-700 plane’s two engines stopped working.

 

 

Delta Flight 5319 took off from Norfolk to Detroit at 10:59 a.m.  (Local time) and was turned around and landed it safely at Norfolk International Airport.

 

 

Steve Sterling at Norfolk International said there were 62 people on board the flight, including crew and passengers. There has been no news of any injuries.

 

 

A passenger from the plane shared her experience saying that she heard a loud noise once the plane left the gate.  She could soon then smell smoke and the back of the cabin became hazy.

 

 

According to airport officials, the pilot ended up returning to the Norfolk airport due to the loss of an engine. The plane landed safely and passengers were taxied back in. A spokesperson for the company said that, “the safety of our customers and crew is always out top priority.”

 

Delta said the plane re-departed for Detroit after a maintenance evaluation.

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