Delta flight from Atlanta to Seattle diverted over engine issue

Channel 2 Action News has learned that a Delta flight from Atlanta to Seattle had to be diverted over after an engine issue.

The Boeing 757-200 landed safely in Salt Lake City after the plane reported a problem with an engine, according to Salt Lake City International Airport.

Delta released a statement saying:

“DL2123 en route to Seattle from Atlanta diverted to Salt Lake City out of an abundance of caution following an indicator warning of a possible problem with one of its engines. The flight landed safely without incident and taxied to the gate without assistance. We are working to reaccomodate customers on a later flight. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience.”

This comes just days after a catastrophic engine failure of United Airlines Flight 328 caused large pieces of debris to fall over suburban Denver, Colorado.

No injuries were reported in the incident, and the plane, which was carrying 241 people, landed safely in Denver.

Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it is requiring United Airlines to conduct “immediate or stepped-up inspections” of Boeing 777 airplanes with the same type of engine that failed Saturday in Colorado.

United Airlines also tweeted that it is “voluntarily & temporarily removing 24 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines from our schedule.”

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