Engine catches fire, prompts emergency landing of Delta

Published on : Thursday, September 7, 2017

Delta Airlines flightAn airplane of New York that had been travelling from Las Vegas had to turn around a short while after it took off early Wednesday.


Thereafter it was compelled to make an emergency landing because one of its engines had caught fire, as per the officials. Delta Airlines flight 1057 had departed little after midnight, when it was moving towards Kennedy.


However, it had no choice but to go for an emergency landing back in Vegas around 12.32 a.m., as per officials.


A small army of firefighters, paramedics and other responders rushed to the damaged airliner, while it finally landed on a foamed runway. The Boeing 757 made it back to the gate by its own power.


Then, 192 passengers disembarked without the need to activate the emergencies slides, as declared by a spokeswoman of McCarran International Airport.


A new flight 1057 had taken off again around 7.08 a.m. on Wednesday and then landed at Kennedy around 2.48 p.m., about seven and a half hours late, as revealed by a flight tracking data.


Delta statement mentioned an apology to the air travellers on board this flight.



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