Hit by lightning, Delta Airlines forced to make emergency landing

Published on : Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Delta Airlines aircraft bound for Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing after it was struck by lightning on Tuesday. The plane was carrying a total of 164 passengers, all of whom were uninjured. Everyone was calm, there weren’t any panic attacks. The flight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Atlanta, Georgia, made an emergency landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee.



Delta airlines released the following statement:

“Delta apologizes to the customers of flight 2050 for the delay incurred after the flight diverted to Chattanooga due a mechanical issue. The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is always our top priority. The aircraft is undergoing maintenance evaluation while the airline is working to get customers to their destination as quickly as possible.”



The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) released the following statement:

“Delta Air Lines flight 2050, an MD-90, landed safely at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport at 3:38 p.m. EST after the pilot reported a possible lightning strike and declared an emergency. The flight departed George Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee and was headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when it diverted. Contact the airline for passenger information. The FAA will investigate.”




Rather than the snow, it’s the thunderstorm that has become a cause of concern.




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