- A Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Labrador, Newfoundland on Thursday night
- Plane ‘experienced an engine performance issue’ and diverted to Goose Bay
- Flight landed safely and customers will continue to Amsterdam on another aircraft Friday
- It’s the second time in less than a month that a transatlantic flight has been diverted to Goose Bay
A Delta flight from Atlanta to the Netherlands was forced to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland on Thursday night after suffering an ‘engine performance issue.’
Delta Flight 70 took off at 3:30pm and was supposed to be landing in Amsterdam just before 6am on Friday.
But the flight only made it just past the northeast coast of Canada before being forced to turn around and land at a remote airfield in Goose Bay, Newfoundland.
The plane landed without difficulty and no one was injured.
A Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Labrador, Newfoundland on Thursday night. This picture was taken by ground staff
Passengers deplane a Delta Airbus 330 at Goose Bay Airport Friday morning after it was diverted to Labrador following engine troubles over the Atlantic
A replacement was sent from Atalanta to pick up the passengers to continue the journey
‘Delta flight 70 from Atlanta to Amsterdam experienced an engine performance issue en route. The flight crew followed procedures to divert to Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada,’ Delta said in a statement.
‘The flight landed safely and customers have deplaned. Customers will continue to Amsterdam on another aircraft tomorrow. Delta is in contact with the customers, and we apologize to our customers for the delay. Safety is Delta’s top priority.’
Air traffic control recordings hear the pilot declaring an emergency due to engine failure just prior to landing.
This map of radar covering shows the plane was almost half-way into its journey
The plane had just left the Canadian coast when it ran into trouble and was forced to turn back
A passenger took a final photo as they got on board a new plane to continue their trip to Amsterdam
Audio from air traffic controllers after the plane landed also reveal that after the number two engine was inspected, four pressure relief valve doors were found to have been blown open.
It’s the second plane in a month to encounter engine problems on a transatlantic flight and be diverted to Goose Bay.
An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles on September 30 was forced to declare an emergency and make a landing in Newfoundland as well.
Earlier this month, an Air France A380 plane was forced to land at the same airport after its engine fell off