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Plane bound for Atlanta lands at RDU

Posted April 15

— A Delta Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta stopped over at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to address a mechanical issue Tuesday afternoon.

Flight 2339, with 149 passengers on board, made a safe landing just before 3 p.m. and was back in the air within an hour, according to Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant.

Durrant said the crew on board the flight from Reagan National Airport noticed a vibration and, following standard procedure, switched to the next closest airport, which was RDU. There, mechanics found that a landing gear door was partially open. They were able to fix the problem and resume the flight. 

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  • rduwxboy Apr 15, 7:07 p.m.

    Glad everyone was safe. I am sure many prayers and friends were made on this flight. I remember in 1996 I was flying from Atlanta to RDU. As we started the roll the plane shook more and more violently and when we lifted off there was a loud bang and you could see smoke coming from an engine. The plane really shook back and since the Olympics were in atlanta this was it. Pilot came on and said there was an engine issue and we were returning. It was event less but it was dead silent on the plane. For anyone who says an issue like what the people on the DCA to ATL flight is no big deal, I don't believe it. I fly often, but if I'm going to be told we have to make an emergency landing, I'm going to be right with God.

  • chivegas Apr 15, 6:15 p.m.

    Sometimes, it's kinda comforting to have a 10,000 foot runway available ... what do you think... View More

    — Posted by hpr641

    Landing Gear door wouldn't have any effect on runway usage...

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Apr 15, 4:49 p.m.

    Blessed everyone is safe and on the ground.

    Prayers for them all to remain safe.

    — Posted by DahModzHereDeleteComments

    Ditto

  • Ernest T Apr 15, 3:51 p.m.

    Slow news day, huh?

  • DahModzHereDeleteComments Apr 15, 3:29 p.m.

    Blessed everyone is safe and on the ground.

    Prayers for them all to remain safe.

  • hpr641 Apr 15, 3:09 p.m.

    Sometimes, it's kinda comforting to have a 10,000 foot runway available ... what do you think Delta Pilot?