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Delta Airline Makes Emergency Landing In Lagos After Developing Fault Mid-Air

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Few days after a plane crashed in Russia killing all those on board, such disaster was averted in Nigeria after an Atlanta-bound Delta airline made an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria after an engine issue Tuesday.

Delta Airlines says flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50 p.m. local time, returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later.

The A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines. The flight landed safely and passengers were evacuated onto the runway down emergency slides.

Airport fire crews met the plane as it landed.

Delta in a statement said, “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 on Wednesday. The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority.”

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Akin Akingbala is an international journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Aside being happily married, he has interests in music, sports and loves traveling.

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