Insane footage of mid-flight ENGINE FAILURE explains emergency landing

Andrew Cummings
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".

Delta provided passengers with a $30 food voucher while they waited to be re-routed on alternative flights.

Logan Webb shared the intense footage on Twitter, which shows the engine's spinner completely detached and whirling around the inlet mid-flight.

Passengers were praying and trying to text family members in the moments before a Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in North Carolina. "The air cut off", passenger Avery Porch told WMAR-TV.

Porch's boyfriend, Tyler Kreuger, said he was afraid he would die.

Passengers said they were more than an hour into the flight when the captain told them they were planning an emergency landing.

Gizmodo has reached out to Delta Air Lines for further comment on this incident, and we'll update if we hear back.

The plane in question, an MD-88, is the "oldest plane in service with any major U.S. airline", according to Popular Mechanics, and had been reportedly due to retire in 2020. He says the plane was vibrating "for a good while", prompting some people to try and brace the hull.

Delta Flight 1425, from Atlanta to Baltimore, was forced down at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport Monday when the port engine started having problems.

The aircraft landed safely at 2:20 p.m. with fire and rescue crews waiting nearby. "We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience this diversion may have caused". However, Delta told ABC 11 the MD-88 involved in this particular incident has already had its engine replaced and is slated to resume flying on Wednesday.

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