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WorldA Delta plane’s engine failed and glowed orange mid-flight, as horrified passengers watched

17:41  11 july  2019
17:41  11 july  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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A Delta plane ’ s engine failed and glowed orange mid - flight , as horrified passengers watched . That sight was captured amid panic and potential final goodbye texts among the 148 passengers on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Baltimore on Monday, when the engine failure prompted an emergency

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It is not something you would want to see looking outside an airplane window thousands of feet in the air: a piece of metal rattling around like a roulette ball in the walls of a failed engine, set against a blur of spiraling bright orange.

That sight was captured amid panic and potential final goodbye texts among the 148 passengers on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Baltimore on Monday, when the engine failure prompted an emergency landing in Raleigh.

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Media reports indicated Delta offered passengers food vouchers as they waited for a flight out of Raleigh, and CNN reported the plane was back in service Wednesday after the engine was replaced. The aircraft involved is an MD-88, the oldest aircraft in service by any airline, which is slated to retire

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Some passengers reported hearing a loud noise. Then things went south.

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Tyler Kreuger, Porch’s boyfriend, sat next to her and contemplated a grim possibility.

“I pulled out my phone, and I know I didn’t have service,” Kreuger told WMAR. “I just texted my mom ‘I love you’, I texted my dad ‘I love you.’”

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

A passenger on a Delta Airlines flight captured insane footage of the seriously damaged engine that sparked an emergency landing and terrified travelers. Adding fuel to the already frightening proverbial fire, was an orange glow from within the shaft that no passenger wants to see from their plane seat.

In a statement, Delta Air Lines said Flight 1425 was diverted “after receiving an indication of an issue with one of the aircraft’s engines.”

An earlier statement from Delta called the failure a “possible incident” — an instant classic in corporate understatements. The company declined to say whether passengers were in danger or describe what went wrong.

Media reports indicated Delta offered passengers $30 food vouchers as they waited for a flight out of Raleigh, and CNN reported the plane was back in service Wednesday after the engine was replaced.

The aircraft involved is an MD-88, the oldest in service by any airline, which is slated to retire next year, according to Bloomberg News. Coined by pilots as “Mad Dog,” the notoriously loud, cramped and antiquated planes are so reviled by pilots that Delta has offered to fast-track young pilots to the captain’s chair if they agree to fly them, Bloomberg News reported.

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The age of the aircraft was not lost on passengers.

“Delta needs to retire those MD-88s, they are too old,” Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez told WMAR.

Porch had a positive view of Delta’s response.

“I had a weird, eerie sense of calm over me, like I almost knew that they were going to take care of it, and they did,” Porch said. “I don’t think I’d be timid getting on a plane again being reassured that they handled it the way they did.”

But Kreuger had a different takeaway.

“I can’t get that bang and pop out of my head,” he said of the loud noise. “It was very, very scary.”

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