A United States woman has filmed the moment one of the engines on her Delta Air Lines flight suffered a catastrophic failure.
Porch told WMAR-TV that she felt safe under the watch of Delta Air Lines staff.
As reported by Airlive, after the plane landed, the passengers were booked on to alternative flights to Baltimore, with the engine replaced and the MD 88 plane was returned to service yesterday. "It started slowing down a little bit, it started getting hot [and] air cut off".
Some passengers reported hearing a loud noise.More news: Volkswagen’s last Beetle to leave the factory this week
Passengers were praying and trying to text family members moments before a Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing in North Carolina.
The daily flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson International to Baltimore/Washington International and returns all in the space of a few hours. Once it went, you had no doubt that it was major trouble and then seconds later smoke started filling the cabin in the back.
"I just pulled out my phone and I knew I didn't have service but I just texted my mom ... They kept everyone calm", said another passenger.
According to Popular Mechanics, the MD-88 is the "oldest plane in service with any major US airline" and has earned a notorious reputation among pilots due to its antiquated controls, cramped cockpit, and extreme noisiness.More news: Federer wins 100th Wimbledon match to reach 13th semi-final
Video shot inside the cabin recorded flight attendants telling passengers to brace for the landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Delta released a statement apologizing for the inconvenience and passengers said they were given a $30 food voucher while they waited to leave Raleigh.
Delta are planning to retire the planes by 2020.
Passengers were rebooked on another flight to Atlanta later that day.More news: France says Javelin missiles found in Libya were 'unusable' - army ministry