Delta Airlines jet engine falls apart midflight before emergency landing

Delta Airlines jet engine falls apart midflight before emergency landing

Dramatic video footage taken by a passenger on board a Baltimore-bound flight Monday showed a loose spinner rattling in one of the engines before the plane was forced into an emergency landing.

Delta's Flight 1425 – a 32-year-old MD-88 – left Hartsfield-Jackson International Baltimore-Washington International around 12:48 Monday. About an hour into the flight, passengers said they heard a loud boom followed by smoke billowing into the cabin.

“It started slowing down a little bit and it was getting hot,” passenger Avery Porch told WMAR-TV. “I was about to be the first person to jump off.”

In the Twitter video, the detached spinner continues rattling while an orange glow emanates from the center.

The flight made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina around 2:27 p.m. according to ABC News, the report said. All 148 passengers on board were safe, the report said.

Delta provided passengers with a $30 food voucher while they waited to be re-routed on alternative flights. The airline later said the engine had been replaced and the airplane would resume Wednesday morning.

Delta Airlines did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Chris Lyons · 10 months ago
    Somebody forgot to grease the bearing!
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    Steven Holsten · 10 months ago
    I thought all of the domestic MD-88's were retired
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    Lisa Bain · 10 months ago
    The flight crew performed their jobs professionally, the flight landed safely and nobody was injured. However, I'm sure that won't stop one or more passengers from suffering prolonged bouts of crippling mental trauma and depression from the incident. Of course, their condition can only be alleviated with the assistance of a greedy lawyer, fawning media attention and a big financial settlement from the airline.