Delta flight makes emergency landing in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Delta flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Memphis after one of the plane’s engines shutdown.
Flight 1125 was traveling from Atlanta to LAX when the lights suddenly went out, a passenger on board told WREG.
The captain came over the speaker and said the plane was experiencing electrical issues.
They later found out one of the engines reportedly failed.
Thankfully, they were able to land without incident.
All passengers were taken off the flight and are now waiting for a new plane from Atlanta.
The passengers we talked with say it was like a movie and the captain did a great job landing.
“Of course people were freaking out a little bit, trying to keep calm, and I saw some movies like Sully, but it was a super smooth landing, super professional, super stud,” a passenger said.
The Federal Aviation Administration released the following statement:
Delta 1125, a Boeing B757, landed safely on Runway 18C at the Memphis International Airport today at 1:24 pm after declaring an emergency due to an engine problem. The flight originated at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was headed to Los Angeles International Airport. Contact the airline for passenger information. The FAA will investigate.