Delta flight lands safely at Sea-Tac after engine fire

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A Delta flight heading from Anchorage, Alaska, to Atlanta had to make an emergency stop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after one of its engines caught fire.

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says Delta Flight 2469 landed at 2:24 a.m., but the fire was out before the Boeing 767 touched down.

Cooper says the pilots were able to get the problem resolved in the air. Cooper says they reported a fire in the No. 2 engine but said they shut it down and the blaze was put out by the cold air. Fire crews stood by when the plane landed, but they were not needed.

The passengers were taken to the gate where they worked to reschedule their trips.

Delta could not immediately be reached for comment.

 

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4 comments

    • JimBob

      Yeah well this is what you get when Fox uses AP for its stories, where reporters believe it when someone tells them that “cold air” put out a jet engine fire.

      • at_007

        When they’re trying to scoop everyone, why let facts get in the way? Huh? “Fire” sounds so much more newsworthy. Even when it is not.

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