Delta flight from Atlanta makes emergency landing due to 'loss of flight control'

Authorities in Harrison County responded Sunday morning to a plane in distress at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, according to ABC News.

The call came in shortly after 9:30 a.m., saying that Delta Flight 2312 had a "loss of flight control."

The plane landed successfully without any injuries to the 98 people on board.


A representative from Delta Airlines said when a flight has an emergency maintenance issue while in the air, they are able to call for a priority landing to ensure they get on the ground quickly and safely.

In this incident, she said, the call for a priority landing was more precautionary than anything.

The Boeing 717 will receive maintenance and any necessary repairs before leaving Gulfport to go on to Atlanta.