ATLANTA — A Delta flight reportedly skilled a tough touchdown at Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport Sunday afternoon.

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In line with a Delta spokesperson, flight 1277 from Dallas “skilled a flat tire and the airplane got here to relaxation on the taxi manner” round 3:40 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated the airplane landed within the grass. A number of taxiways have been closed by the incident. All the greater than 100 passengers have been off the airplane by 6 p.m.

A passenger onboard the airplane instructed Channel 2 Motion Information, “We had a crash touchdown. Two tires are flat. We landed sideways on the runway. We’re nonetheless caught on the airplane. Docs are onboard helping one individual thus far.”

There have been no confirmed experiences of accidents.

In viral video of the incident that circulated on Twitter and TikTok, a flight attendant may be heard telling passengers that he understands folks have connecting flights to catch, however that “Consider it or not, we now have larger points that we are attempting to resolve.”

Social media influencer Tasha Kebe was on board the flight and stated it was pure for her to start livestreaming the incident because it occurred.

“The airplane kinda tilted a little bit bit to the aspect after which it stated, ‘Bam!,’” Kebe defined. “All people was screaming once we went bam after which the airplane simply kinda misplaced management.”

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Delta spokespeople launched a press release on the incident Sunday night. It learn:

Upon touchdown at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Worldwide Airport, Delta flight 1277 working from Dallas Fort Price, skilled a flat tire and the airplane got here to relaxation on the taxi manner. Whereas the plane receives upkeep, clients are being deplaned and bused to the terminal.

The FAA stated they’ll examine, however that pilots are skilled for these types of points.

“Every touchdown gear has a number of tires and pilots are skilled the way to safely reply to those conditions,” FAA officers stated.



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