Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off


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A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport following an engine-related issue, an airline spokesman said.

Flight 765, carrying 109 passengers and a crew, landed in Nashville after one of the Boeing 717’s two engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, fell off on the aircraft’s starboard side during turbulence, airline authorities said.

The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate normally, said Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant. The customers on board were fed in the terminal before boarding another aircraft to continue their travel to Chicago Midway International Airport on Sunday evening.

In a statement issued Sunday, Delta said it would fully investigate the incident as the safety and security of the airline’s customers and employees is its top priority.