Death Averted As Delta Air Plane Catches Fire Mid-Air 


An Atlanta-bound Delta Air flight on Wednesday suddenly returned to Lagos airport, where it took off, after one of the planes engine caught fire mid-air.

About five passenger on board the flight were said to be injured.

According to Delta, the Airbus A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines. Flight 55 landed safely but five passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation while the plane was on the runway.

The passengers evacuated the plane using escape slides which is an unusual occurrence that shows the seriousness of the incident.

Delta’s website indicates that the Airbus A330-200 has 234 seats. It has two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 turbofan engines.

The engine’s manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney, said in a statement that it’s working with “authorities to assess the situation.”

Meanwhile, the incident led to the closure of the runway as the Delta Aircraft was on the Runway for over 1hour thereby preventing KLM, Lufthansa and Air France already positioned for take off from departing.

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