Edinburgh, Scotland: A Delta Airlines flight from Edinburgh to New York had to make an emergency landing after flames were seen coming from one of its wings.
The flight, DAL209, was just minutes into its journey when it had to divert to Prestwick due to engine problems.
Passengers reported hearing a loud bang and then seeing the flames around the plane’s wing. Footage of the incident was shared on social media.
BBC Scotland News journalist Laura Pettigrew was on board the flight and said that the crew was “amazing” in keeping everyone calm.
The pilots made a smooth landing, but the cabin crew was reportedly preparing for a crash landing.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service assisted the airport fire crew, and four fire trucks were deployed to the scene.
In a statement, Delta said that the flight was diverted due to a mechanical issue with one of the aircraft’s two engines.
They apologized for the inconvenience and are working on getting the passengers to their final destinations.
Laura Pettigrew said there was confusion among the passengers but no panic. Some families with children were distressed, but the aircrew kept everyone calm.
The authorities are investigating the incident, and more information will be available soon.