LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – A Delta flight on its way to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Atlanta on Thursday. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said Delta Flight 125 departed Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday around 4:45 p.m.
According to Delta spokeswoman Heather Faulkner, the captain saw an indicator light alerting him to possible engine trouble during takeoff. After seeing the indicator light, the captain decided to return to Atlanta.
He circled over the Atlanta metro area to burn off some excess fuel before landing at 5:10 p.m. Delta and the FAA are both investigating the cause of the engine problem.
Thankfully there were security mechanisms in place that were able to stop this incident from escalating into an accident where someone was injured. The pilot involved in this incident used caution to get everyone on the ground safely. If you have been involved in a plane incident in which the situation escalated and people were injured, you may wish to speak with a personal injury lawyer.