A Delta Air Lines plane made an emergency landing on the same runway it departed from, Runway 27, at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shortly after takeoff when smoke was spotted at its right engine.
The Delta Flight 30 Airbus 330-300, took off around 17:51 en route to London Heathrow on Wednesday, landed at Atlanta at about 18:34 with flames and smoke still visible from the right engine. Airport firefighters extinguished the fire while the aircraft was on the ground, the Atlanta airport says in a tweet. No injuries were reported according to airport spokesperson. The passengers were disembarked from the plane approximately an hour after the emergency landing. FAA officials said the agency is investigating the incident.
Delta operates A330-300s powered by both Pratt & Whitney PW4000 and General Electric CF6 engines.