Video shows engine failure on a Delta flight which left a chunk of metal rattling around a jet turbine and forced an emergency landing
- A Delta flight from Atlanta to Baltimore made an emergency landing in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday after one of its engines failed in midair.
- Video taken by a passenger showed part of the engine glowing red, and the inlet nose cone of the engine detached from the rest.
- "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," one passenger told WMAR Baltimore.
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Video shows a jet engine on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Baltimore failing in midair, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
The plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88, was forced to land in Raleigh, North Carolina, after the plane's left engine failed around an hour into the flight.
The video, recorded by a passenger and broadcast on local TV, shows a nose cone from the engine detached from its main body, while a glowing orange ring can be seen at the engine's center.
WMAR, a local news station in Baltimore, shared footage of the engine failure captured by passenger Logan Webb, which can be seen below:
Passengers reported hearing a "boom" before smoke from the failed engine came into the cabin.
Avery Porch, a passenger on the flight told WMAR: "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. It started slowing down a bit. It was getting hot, the air cut off."
Delta initially characterized the incident as a minor problem which prompted a precautionary diversion. It later confirmed to Business Insider's David Slotnick that the plane's left engine failed.
The aircraft had 148 passengers and six crew on board, according to The Aviation Herald.
Passengers were given a $30 food voucher to use as they waited in Raleigh after the emergency landing, WMAR reported.