An aircraft bound to Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing after it was hit by lightning on Tuesday.
The plane from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Atlanta, Georgia, made an emergency landing Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The plane had a total of 164 passengers, all of whom were undamaged.
The airport language Albert Waterhouse confirmed that the plane landed safely without damage just after 1
A Delta Air Line aircraft sits at a gate. Delta Airlines released the following statement:
"Delta apologizes to customers about flight 2050 for the delay accrued after the aircraft diverted to Chattanooga due to a mechanical problem. The safety of Delta's customers and crew is always our top priority. maintenance evaluation while the airline is working to get customers to the destination as quickly as possible. "
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The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) released the following statement:
"Delta Air Lines flight 2050, an MD-90, landed safely at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport at 3:38 am EST after the pilot reported a possible lightning strike and declared an emergency. The flight departed George Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee and was directed to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when it diverted. Contact the airline for passenger information. The FAA will investigate. "
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