The BBC said that on Friday, a Delta Airlines flight with a destination of New York experienced engine trouble and had to make an emergency landing at Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick Airport after flames were seen coming from the aircraft’s wing.
Delta Airlines flight
10:50 a.m. saw the departure from Edinburgh of Delta Airlines aircraft DAL209 (local time). The passengers reported hearing a huge blast, and shortly after takeoff, the plane experienced engine troubles, forcing the pilot to divert the flight to Prestwick abruptly.
Delta Airlines flight makes an emergency landing
Delta Airlines acknowledged the occurrence. “Glasgow Prestwick Airport was the safe destination for Delta airline Flight 209’s diversion from Edinburgh to New York-JFK. We regret the disruption caused to our passengers and are working on getting them to their ultimate destinations via Edinburgh “According to a spokeswoman quoted by CBS News.
Prestwick Airport fire department
“At 11:23, we received a request to support the Prestwick Airport fire department’s coworkers. Four appliances were sent by Operations Control to the scene, where firefighters are still working to support their partners “, a fire department representative informed the news outlet.
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On board at the time of the incident was Laura Pettigrew, a BBC journalist. She uttered, “There was a loud engine roar as the plane lifted off, similar to the noise that is often present during takeoff and landing, but it seemed to continue while we were in the air. There was a Tannoy message after the captain had walked the entire length of the aircraft, but nobody could hear it.”
In the investigation, it was said that Pettigrew was not made aware of the gravity of the situation until they arrived at the terminal and overheard conversations about it.
The cabin personnel received praise from her as well for their composed attitude. She said: “They kept everyone at ease. We arrived at our destination safely, it seemed like the pilots did a good job. In all likelihood, the cabin crew was getting ready for a crash landing.”
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