(Press Statement)… Failed Engine: U.S.-bound Delta  Flight 55 Makes Air-return to Ikeja Airport

In this photo provided by Michael Simon, a New York-bound Delta Air Lines plane is seen at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, after an emergency Sunday, July 13, 2014. The flight returned safely to Tel Aviv about two hours after it left for John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after flaps on the jumbo jet failed to retract properly on takeoff, the airline said. Delta spokeswoman Jennifer Martin said the crew made the emergency landing “out of an abundance of caution.” (AP Photo/Michael Simon)

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Delta flight 55 from Lagos, Nigeria to Atlanta returned to Lagos International Airport Tuesday after an issue with one of the A330-200’s two engines.
The flight landed safely and customers exited the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides.
Airport fire authorities met the aircraft upon arrival. Delta’s customers were bussed back to the terminal.

Delta is aware of five customers reporting non-critical injuries as a result of the evacuation.

Delta teams have provided overnight hotel accommodations to customers and will rebook customers on an alternate Delta aircraft Wednesday afternoon.
The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority.

 

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