- Passengers had to use emergency slides to get off a plane after it burst its tire when landing.
- Delta Air Lines flight 1437 made a safe landing at Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.
- A passenger told 11Alive that the staff was “extremely well organized” during the evacuation.
Passengers aboard Delta Air Lines flight 1437 had to disembark with emergency slides after the plane burst one of its tires when landing in Atlanta.
The Delta Air Lines flight made a safe landing at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, a Delta spokesperson told Insider.
The spokesperson added that “one of the aircraft’s tires blew upon landing, and passengers were “evacuated via emergency slides.”
According to the flight tracking platform FlightAware, the plane departed from Richmond, Virginia at 3:56 p.m. and landed at 6:20 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. The Delta Air Lines spokesperson said that based on an initial count, there were 190 passengers on board, and that the airline has reports of at least one customer injury.
Bruce Campbell, a passenger aboard the flight, told Atlanta television station 11Alive that the Delta Air Lines staff were “extremely well organized and professional” during the evacuation. Campbell also provided the station with a photograph and video of the plane’s emergency slides.
“The Delta team was extremely organized and professional with no panic. There are probably 100 ground safety personnel here and 20 vehicles so the response was amazing,” Campbell told 11Alive.
“We apologize to each for this experience – nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and crew,” the Delta Air Lines spokesperson told Insider. The spokesperson said that Delta Air Lines will work with all aviation stakeholders and conduct its own review of the flight.
Representatives for the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside regular business hours.