Delta flight has rough landing at Atlanta airport


ATLANTA — A Delta flight reportedly experienced a rough landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Sunday afternoon.

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According to a Delta spokesperson, flight 1277 from Dallas “experienced a flat tire and the plane came to rest on the taxi way” around 3:40 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane landed in the grass. A few taxiways were closed by the incident. All passengers were off the plane by 6 p.m.

A passenger onboard the plane told Channel 2 Action News, “We had a crash landing. Two tires are flat. We landed sideways on the runway. We are still stuck on the plane. Docs are onboard assisting one person so far.”

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries.

In viral video of the incident that circulated on Twitter and TikTok, a flight attendant can be heard telling passengers that he understands people have connecting flights to catch, but that “Believe it or not, we have bigger issues that we are trying to resolve.”

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The FAA said they will investigate, but that pilots are trained for these sorts of issues.

“Each landing gear has multiple tires and pilots are trained how to safely respond to these situations,” FAA officials said.





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