Engine Cover Falls Off 28,000 Feet in the Air During Turbulent Flight
There have been a number of turbulent flights lately that have caused emergency landings and injuries. But, passengers on board a flight from Atlanta to Chicago got more than they bargained for when their turbulent flight caused the engine cover to fall off mid-flight.
Delta Flight 762 hit a rough patch over Cleveland, Tennessee Sunday afternoon causing the engine lights to go on at 28,000 feet in the air. At that moment passengers with window seats saw the piece covering the plane's right engine, known as a cowling, had completely come off. A CNN affiliate WTVF got a hold of some photos of the damage and it appears the loose piece hit the fuselage.
The pilot declared an emergency and landed without incident in Nashville. Though scared, all 109 passengers aboard walked away unharmed. Delta released a statement about the incident apologizing for the inconvenience.
"All customers on board are now being served food and beverages in the terminal as they await for another aircraft to arrive into Nashville to continue their travel to Chicago Midway this evening,” said a spokesperson. “Additionally, Delta has been in touch with customers with a gesture of apology. Delta will fully investigate this episode as the safety and security of our customers and employees is always our top priority."