Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Airlines says an engine issued forced a flight from Nigeria to Atlanta to turn back and make an emergency landing at the airport it departed from.

Delta says Flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, Georgia, left around 10:50 p.m. local time Tuesday and returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later.

A Delta statement says the A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines. Delta says the flight landed safely and passengers were evacuated onto the runway down emergency slides. Delta says five passengers reported "non-critical" injuries during the evacuation, but the statement didn't elaborate.

The airline says it was providing hotel rooms for the passengers and would rebook them on another Delta flight Wednesday afternoon.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

    Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-02-21 14:33:34 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-02-21 23:17:24 GMT
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.
  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-02-21 23:17:03 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

  • Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

    Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-02-21 21:24:07 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-02-21 23:15:35 GMT
    Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior.
    Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior.
Powered by Frankly