Delta Flight Delayed When Wrong Safety Cards Were Onboard Aircraft

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Planes

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) faced a delay for an unusual reason. The Boeing 757 had 10 safety cards for Being 737-800 aircraft tucked into seatback pockets. A pilot from another carrier noticed the incorrect cards and pointed them out to the captain.

A retired Delta captain reported the situation on X. As pointed out, it was lucky that the aircraft was in Delta’s Atlanta hub where additional safety information cards were quickly procured.

Gary from View from the Wing reports that FAR Part 121.571(b) requires that air carriers operating under Part 121 must provide safety briefings or cards that explain the use of safety belts, emergency exits, life jackets, oxygen masks, and floor proximity lighting systems in case of an emergency.

Anthony’s Take: I understand the need to provide accurate information in the event of an emergency. Airlines usually have extra cards onboard and in this case they were easily able to get more onto the aircraft.

(Featured Image Credit: Lukas Souza.)

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