190 Passengers Evacuated From Delta Flight After Tires Catch Fire Upon Landing

by Anthony Losanno
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Delta Airlines flight DL1437 required an evacuation upon landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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.

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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.

(Image Credit: Mike Russell.)

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