Delta flight makes emergency landing
December 30th, 2010
02:11 PM ET

Delta flight makes emergency landing

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 en route from Detroit, Michigan, to Phoenix, Arizona, made an emergency landing Thursday morning in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after reporting engine trouble, an airport spokesman said.

Flight 1921 landed safely, but passengers had to use emergency chutes to evacuate the plane after rescue crews found the craft's brakes were hot.

Two of the plane's 225 passengers and crew suffered minor injuries during the evacuation and were treated at a hospital.

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soundoff (117 Responses)
  1. atrailblazer

    A 757 has a flt crew of 2, not 3. Also when you land and have 1 engine out on a 757, you use max autobrake, and reverse thrust. Brakes will over heaÞ cause you don't have both engines reverse thrust. Have to put more pressure on brakes. Trust me, they've tested these jets for things like this before they were put into service.

    December 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Well said.

      December 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PlaneAwesomness

    This isn't funny. My uncle was on this plane when it happened. His daughter was in a car accident so he was heading down there to help her.

    December 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. atrailblazer

    That is correct, lizardking81

    December 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ron regan

    No crap, check out the other post on watch 2010 holy sightings,they got all the wackos out on weekend passes stuck on that blog!

    December 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joe Dirt

    Is there anything to argue about here? You losers just like a good ol' internet fight. A board full of blackbelts in keyboard karate. Now on to more pressing matters: is the fleshlight really anatomically correct???

    December 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anamorphosis

    People people... one of the engines failed and when we landed the brakes caught fire. This is a dangerous situation. Men in fabulous shiny silver suits put out the fire. And yes, the bouncy slide was fun. The only injuries that happened were from the slides.

    December 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ameh-d

    the white zone is for loading and unloading passengers only...gee whiz peeps, why's everybody gotta pick on eachother? live, let live, opinons are like, well, you know...a serious accident was avoided, woot!!! let it gooooooo...there's always an other one comin round, no?

    December 31, 2010 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Michael Jackson

    How does any one afford to fly anyway? There is a $200.00 fee for landing in Colorado Springs.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ed Bailey

    The gentle who was the real life model for one half of the rain man story just recent passed away.anybody that wants to talk to mr Kim Peek should consult a medium. Or possibly they could contact the mormon cult he belonged to for help.they will require money though.remember they are all republicans!

    December 31, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank

    They had to land, because they reported engine trouble. What. I know, it's the instant gratification of going from point A to point B, by air. This probably won't look too good on Deltas' FAA safety records. In Sept 1985, 31 people were killed on takeoff from engine failure of a DC 9 (Flight 105). The DC9 was purchased in a package deal with other jets from Mexico, without any maintenance records. The FAA investigation later revealed, the engine "died in midair" due to a missing engine spacer ring, that should of been replaced during a routine maintenance interval. The brakes were found to have heated up on landing. This sounds more like a warning sign, something more serious is going on within their organization. And I'm hoping that "profits aren't more of a priority than "safety".

    December 31, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. had enough

    it was probably caused by some teen on a cell phone, some old man should have kiched his a– oh that already happened.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Airline Employee

    As someone who worked for Delta and flew many other airlines, I can tell you that Delta is the worst. Many times the flights are late, things need to be fixed on the planes, the company simply doesn't care about the employees, many employees are rude to passengers, simply disorganized airline. Not sure how the hell they became the largest in the World when they should go out of business because they suck.

    January 4, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. American who cares

    Is this another Rolls Royce engine? I think its a Rolls-Royce RB211. The RR Trent 900 failed on Qantas' Airbus A380 just a few months ago, follwed by the RR engine failure on a 747 and now this. It's amazing what a company with connections in the media and DC can get away with. There is also a whistleblower lawsuit on RR that is flushed under the carpet. Why are the authorities not doing anything about this? Do we really need people to be killed? RR should face a backlash worse than BP. You gotta wonder what else the company is hiding.

    January 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. F/A with a Grudge

    What I don't really understand is why some moron took the time to film the emergency evacuation on their cell phone. If you are instructed to "release seat belts, leave everything, come this way, leave everything!", due to the threat of possible fire, do you really want to take the time to power up your phone and start filming? If it is a matter of life or death or you tube, I'll choose life every time.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
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