Atlanta - An Airbus A330-300 from Delta returned to Atlanta Airport shortly after take-off. The right engine had caught fire.
Firefighters and rescue workers were ready as the N822NW landed on runway 27R half an hour after take-off on Wednesday night. There were no injuries as the firefighters at the airport immediately extinguished the fire.
The crew and the pilots, they tried to keep everyone calm, so there never was a moment of panic on the flight, it’s more so a moment of calm,reported one of the passengers.
This is the second incident in a week that a US airline involved. On Tuesday, a Boeing 737-700 from the Southwest Airlines had suffered an engine explosion in midair, killing a passenger.
The passengers of the Delta flight 30 to London Heathrow were transferred to other flights.