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. Mabetini

    Glad everyone is okay!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. seth

    Delta sucks!

    This is why I fly United Air Lines....

    December 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saxxon

      /sarcasm ON

      Yeah...United is SO much better.

      /sarcasm OFF

      December 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • riiiight

      Yeah because no United Airlines plane has ever had engine trouble... You're clearly a genius.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      LOL@Seth, love how the idiots think they have a valid point and never thing, guess you didn't read about United Airlines 2 major incidents this year, crash landing and turbulence, can happen to all of them, here's a good one: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/01/10/2010-01-10_emergency_landing_by_united_airlines_flight_634_shuts_down_newark_liberty_intern.html

      December 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      think

      December 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kook

      You just looked like a retard Seth and got shown up by everyone. How does it feel? Read the news much? United.. LOL

      December 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eswinson

      Despite flying more flights Delta has few accidents than United.

      http://www.airsafe.com/airline.htm

      December 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I fly Delta all the Time! We have only had to crash land twice........
      Hmm... should have used the /sarcasm switch....
      Fun Games

      December 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Maybe Seth was joking too...

      December 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • cara

      People like you shouldn't be able to vote or have kids.

      December 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. yeah

    sofaking insane!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBD

      Anyone hear what was wrong with the engine?

      January 2, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. dandemain

    "There's a $10 charge for using the emergency chute"

    December 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike carter

      I'll give you $20.00 ........ if I get to go first.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      And they're collecting at the top of the slide. If you don't pay, you have to stay onboard!

      December 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob2

      How much for carry-on luggage?

      December 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Paul Adee

    I missed d flight
    thnks to God

    December 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      So, I guess God hated everyone else on that flight and singled you out to be saved!? Moron.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      God always did love you best.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • AngelB

      Are you people seriously making fun of this guy just because he's thanking God? How ridiculous.

      December 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. farpoint

    Thank goodnees for skilled pilots/crew,

    December 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kodiak71

    Quantas. Quantas never crashes.

    December 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ScottsMerkin

      Really? Quantas A380 had uncontained engine failure 2 months ago doofus

      December 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • eqk

      because they dont fly anywhere

      December 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      For the record, Quantas has 11 fatal accidents on record

      December 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Molly

      ...and you never learned to spell. Qantas.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allmachinesbreakatsomepoint

      Henceforth, Qick = not Quick. Australians left the 'u' after Q out for weight savings. Putting the 'u' in, is an honest mistake, not an uneducated one.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • popculture

      Rain Man, people. Geez. Nice reference, kodiak71.

      I'm glad everyone's alright.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • treehugger518

      To kodiak71: I got your "Rainman" reference, and it made me chuckle. Rest assured, not everyone on this thread is devoid of a sense of humor – or an appreciation of a great line from a great movie! ;o)

      December 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • katrina

      qantas= queensland and northern territory air service

      December 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • infi

      Just to correct the record. Qantas has never lost a jet plane to an accident. its safety record is impressive, having not had a fatal crash since the pre-jet 1950s. As to Qantas flies 'nowhere' as some (and I have to suspect American ) poster said, Qantas flies to 18 Australian cities and 21 international locations. I love the way non-facts create life of their own on the Internet

      December 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services

      December 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sara

    currently reading this via wifi on a delta flight from Detroit. awesome.

    December 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • doadrum

      that's one of the funnier responses I've read to anyhting on here

      December 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Bahahaha!!

      December 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mike

    By "hot", do you mean the flames coming from the wheel well?

    December 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      Did you even read the article? There is no mention of flames

      December 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobbie

      Bunnies.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • cara

      "hot brakes" are pretty normal on passenger aircraft. No, there are no flames. Usually doesn't require an emergency evacuation. All it means is that the plane needs to be chocked at the gate. In this situation, it looks like they were just being overly cautious since reporting engine trouble as well.

      December 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Veritas

    @Dandemain LMAO!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. funny

    I never comment on these things but dandemain that was HILARIOUS!!!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • doadrum

      if yoiu think he was funny read sara's comment

      December 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. deltaflyer

    **"There's a $10 charge for using the emergency chute"**
    And a $50 surcharge if you weigh over 50lbs

    December 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ella Jay

    did they give them beers as they slid down the chute? 🙂

    December 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. randyT

    Reports of hearing someone shout, "Allah Akbar" seconds before the plane went down!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      Oh, you're one of them guys that thinks they're funny? Must be racist, and i'm pretty sure the plane landed, it didn't go down...

      December 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jd

    @tortuga wat danm question is that wat does an engine failure have to do with muslims get over ur paranoid f head

    December 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • randyT

      Jd –
      Aren't you late for your English class son?

      December 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      This is your brain... This is your brain on drugs... LOL

      December 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
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