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Delta Jet Makes Emergency Landing As Smoke Pours From Engine

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Apr. 19 2018, Published 11:45 a.m. ET

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A Delta jet made an emergency landing Wednesday after smoke was seen pouring from one of the plane's engines—just one day after the Southwest plane disaster in which a woman died.

As Fox News has reported, the plane was departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to London when, after 6 p.m., smoke was reported coming from the engine.

The jet, an Airbus 8330 which reportedly carried 274 passengers, immediately returned to the Atlanta airport and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) officials hosed down the aircraft's smoking engine.

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According to Fox News, the plane was towed back to the concourse with the passengers aboard and no injuries were reported.

Aiun Nettles, a reporter with Fox5 Atlanta, who was on the plane, tweeted, a dramatic video of the plane's engine smoking and wrote, "A small fire occurred 20-30 after take off on @Delta 30 from Atlanta to is some of the smoke that came from that engine."

The passengers stayed calm during the incident, but it came just one day after Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 had one of its engines explode in mid-air. Shrapnel hit the plane, breaking a window, and pilot Tammie Jo Shults heroically landed the plane.


During the shocking April 17 disaster on the New York to Dallas flight, however, mother of two Jennifer Riordan suffered a heart attack after being almost sucked out of the jet window. Although a group of other passengers pulled Riordan back into the plane, she died of blunt trauma from the head, neck and torso due to the shrapnel, investigators believe.

The passengers' horrifying ordeal on the Southwest plane was caught on camera.

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