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Delta Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Denver International Airport

11:22 AM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - A Delta Airlines flight headed to Denver from Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday night after one of the two engines propelling the plane went out. 

Delta Airlines Flight 705 departed Atlanta at 7:19 p.m. ET and was scheduled to land in Denver around 8:15 p.m. MT Thursday.

9NEWS spoke with Jordan Babeon, a passenger on the plane, who said the engine shut down at 30,000 feet. She suddenly felt a drastic float down in the air. 

The pilot came on to notify the passengers that the left engine went out. The power was then off on the left side of the plane for the duration of the descent and the plane was tilting to one side. The descent took approximately one hour.

The Denver Fire Department met the plane on the runway after the landing to ensure there was no fire danger and the plane was secure.

Delta Airlines released a statement about the incident.

"[The flight] ... landed early and without incident at DIA after an engine was shut down just prior to initial descent. The flight crew followed established procedures. Delta maintenance technicians examined the engine overnight and the aircraft is back in service. Safety is always Delta's top priority."

The flight landed at 8:01 p.m. MT. No injuries were reported.

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