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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  1. lizardking81

    Would be nice to know what the engine trouble was and what kind of engines they were.

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

      according to
      they say it was an engine shut down in flight, which is pretty normal considering the amount of times it happens per day with nothing else going on, however they started to descend and figured better safe then sorry. the story will probably be edited as more info is known.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      good call on that. And theyre pratt engines apparently.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I had a family member on the plane who said it was definitely something to do with the engine. After they've had a chance to settle I'll post any details.

      December 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Miggles

    Jim never has two cups of coffee at home

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

      Surely, you can't be serious!

      December 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ron regan

    Aw heck,lizardkings one of them pocket mechanics!
    git er done lizardking

    December 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      i make jet engine parts for a living so whenever i see a news story about one failing i like to read up and see what went wrong. usually its electronic.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      So this is lizardking81's fault....woohoo! No really, thanks for contributing to an industry that has fewer accidents and fatalities than automobiles...

      December 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      I don't deserve all the credit. Theres less to hit up there than there is down here.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PSAGuy

    /Sarcasm switch on....
    We've actually thought about running water down the chute during evac and charging for it as a thrill ride. Idea was killed by someone in safety dept.
    /Sarcasm switch off.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ron regan

    Well then lizard king ,its like 330 and your on the computer,can ya Make parts and talk too? maybe thats what happened. their mechanic was probably on an important 900 call the day he was making thhem faulty engine an brake parts instead of watching what he was doing he was thinking,dang chutes so purdy!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • theObvious

      Ron, great way to highlight how many brain cells you have....

      December 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      He might have been. I wouldn't know, I'm not a mechanic. And 90% of what I make is military application anyways.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ron regan

    Psa guy, thats what i was thinking! we must be kin!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MFH

    Flying is for suckers!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ron regan

    An lizardking, I work at nine west selling shoes all day.
    looking up them wimmens lil skirts all day long,shoowee! its like being an inspector or part maker if you think about it? Lookin up,makin stuff fit that quite dont,then charging out the the chute when its all overwith!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sage Cole

    Know what DELTA means?? Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport

    December 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JNN

    I always fly Oceanic. Not the greatest safety record but always makes for good drama.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ron regan

    Hey obvious,can you see this? its obvious!
    And wth do my brain cells have to do wiyh a damn slide or planes emergency landing ya moron,lizardking makes them parts,diot,I work at ninewest!
    Besides that,lizardking,a jim morrison reference,didnt he overdose?

    December 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      Ya but in his defense he ODd on heroin because he thought it was cocaine... An honest but fatal mistake.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ron regan

    Lizardking,do you put them chutes on drone aircraft too? Do you use standard or metric? cause you know you can be 13 cm and it sounds way better than,baby Im packin a 3.5er
    Now get back to wok,thats why them military toilet seats cost me ten grand apiece.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      Ya they could cost ten mil and youd still pay for them.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ron regan

    Hot damnit, a pharmacist that builds chutes for crashing planes in the military. that knows an awful lot on illegal drugs? go figure. Do you get tested by any chance? See i was thinking about a career change and we get tested,but hell,it seems like we could have fun. With all that you have there.
    bwahahaha .......sike,just kidding.
    keep up the good work ya'll, obvious' momma just came in and i gotta go

    December 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ron regan

    Holy craplizardking,did you see the wackos on that other blog,gotta watch 2010 holy sightings blah blah? theres some people that could use some of what you got,you know that stuff. nudge nudge wink wink! Im just saying

    December 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Yvonne

    Why would the brakes be hot during mid-flight?? Wouldn't the brakes heat up when they land?

    December 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizardking81

      Im assuming they heated up to abnormal temperatures when it landed because the plane didn't have the reverse thrust from the failed engine to help it slow down.

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