New York-Bound Delta Flight Diverted for 'Performance Issue'
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A Delta Air Lines flight was diverted to Charleston International Airport in South Carolina on Thursday after an engine problem caused the cabin to fill with smoke.
According to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen via CNN, Delta Flight 2028 landed in Charleston without issue and the incident is currently under investigation by the FAA.
The Boeing MD-88 was carrying 89 passengers and was headed to New York's LaGuardia Airport from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida when crew members discovered the problem.
Passenger Fabio Dias shot a brief video from inside the cabin:
Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant told CNN that the plane was diverted because of a "performance issue" involving one of the aircraft's two engines.
According to ABC News, passengers were treated to pizza and drinks upon landing in Charleston.
On Thursday, Durrant said that another Delta plane was on its way to Charleston from Atlanta to take Flight 2028 passengers to their final destination. "Delta’s top priority on every flight is safety and apologizes for the delay," said Durrant via ABC News.
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