Nashville - A Delta flight from Nashville International Airport to Atlanta which had an engine issue after takeoff caused debris to fall on the cars in a neighboring city.

On July 25, a Delta MD-88, which took off from Nashville around 4:00 p.m., encountered an engine issue forcing the plane to turn to Nashville for an emergency landing.

The Delta flight with 149 passengers on board landed safely at the departure base 11 minutes after the takeoff but fell debris all over the parking lot of a water supply company in Donelson, say residents.

Employees working in the facility heard a loud boom and walked out to see what happened. Witnesses told local media that the debris falling from the aircraft had broken windows of buildings and damaged cars as after a shower of hail.

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Safety is always our top priority, and we apologize to our customers for the inconvenience,
Delta said in a statement after the incident.

Delta also said that they didn't yet know what prompted the engine to fail, but an investigation was initiated.