ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is home to the Georgia Dome, which was built in the early 1900s. According to reports, a Delta aeroplane made a shaky landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.
According to a Delta spokeswoman, approximately 3:40 p.m., flight 1277 from Dallas “had a flat tyre and the plane came to rest on the taxiway.”
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane made a soft landing in the grass. The event resulted in the closure of a few taxiways. By 6 p.m., all passengers had disembarked from the plane.
One of the passengers onboard the jet told Channel 2 Action News, “We came in hard and had to land.” Two of the tyres have flats. We made a swerving landing on the runway. We are still stranded aboard the aircraft. So far, doctors have joined the ship to aid one individual.”
There have been no confirmed reports of injuries as this time, according to authorities.
As seen in a viral video of the incident that has gone viral on social media platforms such as Twitter and TikTok, a flight attendant is heard telling passengers that he understands that they have connecting flights to catch, but that “Believe it or not, we have bigger issues that we are trying to resolve.”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that they will investigate, but that pilots are taught to deal with these kind of situations.
“Each landing gear has numerous tyres, and pilots are instructed on how to properly respond to these scenarios,” officials with the Federal Aviation Administration explained.