A Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to San Francisco was forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville Monday morning with an engine problem, as holiday travel chaos continues.
The flight, with 185 passengers and six crew members on board, landed after the pilot received an engine notification less than an hour after takeoff, a Delta spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
The crew decided to land at Nashville International Airport as a precaution. No one was injured during the flight and the plane landed without incident. Passengers waited there for more than three hours to get on another plane.
Travel chaos engulfed the US over the weekend as a catastrophic storm struck at least 55 people in the US and Canada.
On Monday, more than 2,519 flights were canceled in the United States — and another 4,309 were delayed, according to Flight Aware.
The flight was heading to San Francisco from Atlanta when the crew received a notification about the engine (stock photo)
On board were about 185 passengers and six crew members. The passengers were dropped off at Nashville International Airport and delayed more than three hours while waiting for another plane
A passenger on a San Francisco-bound flight described the incident as “disturbing,”
“Just lost an engine on a @Delta flight from Atlanta,” Mark Catches wrote on Twitter. “I haven’t had my coffee yet.”
A Delta flight has added to the list of chaotic problems for travelers trying to be with loved ones for the holidays.
Tens of thousands of Americans have been affected over the past week after a nationwide “bomb hurricane” blizzard grounded flights and closed runways.
Passengers were forced to sleep on the floor as some airports closed their runways ‘indefinitely’, including in Seattle-Tacoma where a storm hit on December 23rd.
Thousands of people were left stranded inside the airport on Friday and all nearby hotels are fully booked. The airport’s runways reopened the same day.
Pictures showed travelers wearing blankets as they slept on chairs and other open spaces.
On Christmas Day, 4,937 flights were canceled and 16,859 were delayed.
Southwest had the most flight cancellations on Monday, with 1,253 flights. The airports with the most delays are Atlanta, Denver, and Baltimore.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport closed all of its runways and all flights were canceled due to freezing rain Friday
The storm caused thousands of flight cancellations across the country and ruined Christmas for many Americans
Passengers were forced to sleep on the floor at Seattle Airport after the runways were closed
People are seen sleeping on the floor at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Some travelers have decided to avoid long-haul flight delays and cancellations and have taken matters into their own hands.
Bridget Schuster, Greg Henry, Abby Radcliffe and Shopee Maynard are stranded at Tampa, Fla., airport on Dec. 22 after canceling their return flight to Cleveland, Ohio.
The four, who appeared to be in their 20s, joined after first meeting at the airport and decided to drive the roughly 20 hours to Ohio rather than wait for the nearest flight on Christmas Eve.
They shared their adventure on TikTok, garnering millions of views as they traveled through gas stations and rest stops, blizzards and torrential rain, before heading home.
Greg Henry, Abe Radcliffe, Shoppe Maynard and Bridget Schuster drove 20 hours from Tampa to Cleveland to get home for Christmas after their trip was canceled on Dec. 22.
The only stops they made were gas, food, and people going to the bathroom. Above, Snow Angels is a two-hour flight away
An ongoing winter storm continues to sweep through much of the United States, bringing record low temperatures to 200 million Americans, and bringing blizzards, freezing rain, and flooding.
The storm that arrived last week stretched from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande along the Mexican border.
In response to the inclement weather, President Joe Biden said, “This is a really serious weather warning. Please take this storm seriously.”
The NWS warned: “In some areas, being outdoors can lead to frostbite in minutes.”
Residents and travelers in the western United States, including central California, can expect the storm to continue through Wednesday as a hurricane and a cold front moving inland.
Meanwhile, in Buffalo, another 36 inches of snow is expected through Tuesday.
The city was bombed by the hurricane as the National Guard was deployed to assist in the rescue effort. As of Monday afternoon, at least 27 people have died in upstate New York as a result of the storm.
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