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Delta flight to Baltimore forced to make emergency landing at RDU

Posted July 8, 2019 3:11 p.m. EDT
Updated July 8, 2019 5:29 p.m. EDT

— A Delta flight bound for Baltimore was forced to make an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Raleigh-Durham International Airport because of a possible issue with one of the plane's engines, authorities said.

Flight 1425 left Atlanta at 12:48 p.m and was scheduled to land at Baltimore Washington International Airport shortly after 2 p.m. but the pilots received an indication that something may have been wrong with one of the plane's engine.

"That's scary, but it happens," Ryan Erwin, a passenger at RDU Monday, said. "I also drive a lot and that's also very dangerous."

"The flight crew of Delta flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore elected to divert to Raleigh, N.C., out of an abundance of caution after receiving an indication of a possible issue with one of the aircraft's engines," a Delta spokesperson said via email. "The flight landed without incident and customers will be re-accommodated on an alternate aircraft."

Erwin said that "everything looked fine" in the terminal after the emergency landing.

The MD-88 aircraft was carrying 148 passengers, officials said.

Officials have not yet publicly disclosed the cause of the malfunction.