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Delta Airlines flight DL1437 required an evacuation upon landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Wednesday afternoon.
190 people evacuated from Delta flight after tires catch fire, burst while landing
At approximately 6 p.m., while landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Delta Flight 1437 experienced a burst in its left main gear tires https://t.co/js7S5haGDQ
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that the flight arriving from Richmond International Airport (RIC)
experienced a burst in the Boing 757’s left main gear tires. One tire popped and another shredded when the plane made a rough landing, which caused the plane to skid on the runway and the tires to catch fire.
Passengers evacuate a Delta 757 at Atlanta Airport following a suspected gear fire on landing. pic.twitter.com/8RXNRuLYOx
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All 190 passengers were safely evacuated via the emergency slides. They were then bussed to a terminal in the airport. One injury has been reported.
Delta released the following statement:
We appreciate the efforts of our flight crew and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport first responders to manage through the safe landing of flight 1437 at our hub this afternoon. We apologize to each for this experience — nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and crew.”
Anthony’s Take: This must have been scary for the passengers having to evacuate. Thankfully, they all are safe and it sounds like Delta handled the situation well.
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