'Extraordinarily Rare': Delta Engine Damage Sparks Emergency Landing in Raleigh

Delta Flight 1425 was headed to Baltimore airport when an engine problem forced it to make an emergency landing

The flight crew of Delta flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore elected to divert to Raleigh, N.C. out of an abundance of caution after receiving an indication of an issue with one of the aircraft's engines.

Video shows a metal part inside one of the engines.

The plane took off at 12.48pm on Monday.

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

"The flight crew of Delta flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore elected to divert to Raleigh, NC, out of an abundance of caution after receiving an indication of a possible issue with one of the aircraft's engines", a spokesperson told U.S. media. About an hour into the flight, passengers said they heard a loud boom followed by smoke billowing into the cabin.

"The crew did an unbelievable job in staying and keeping us all calm, while preparing us for an emergency landing", tweeted a fellow passenger who shared a video of a flight attendant keeping people on board informed and calm.

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"It started slowing down a little bit and it was getting hot", passenger Avery Porch told WMAR-TV.

Her boyfriend, Tyler Kreuger, said that, fearing the worst, he had texted "I love you" to his parents. "Everyone seemed confused. No one knew what was going on", the passenger said.

However, the plane was able to land safely, and no one was injured.

A USA woman has filmed the moment one of the engines on her Delta Air Lines flight suffered a catastrophic failure. Delta said the aircraft's engine has been replaced and the plane was expected to return to service this morning.

The maintenance team in Atlanta, the company's main headquarters is believed to be set to take a look at the damaged engine. "They kept everyone calm", said another passenger.

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