Saturday, February 12, 2022

Airbus A321-200, N129DN: Incident occurred February 06, 2022 at Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft landed and blew a tire and veered off the runway into the grass striking several runway signs. 

Delta Air Lines Inc

Date: 06-FEB-22
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N129DN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL1277

ATLANTA — A woman is describing the moments after her flight landed after skidding off the runway at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport Sunday afternoon.

She was one of the passengers on Delta Air Lines flight 1277 that left Dallas Fort Worth International Airport heading to Atlanta. It was scheduled to arrive at 3:45 p.m. 

In an Instagram video, she said everybody is safe after they had a bad landing. 

"My heart is coming out of my chest," she said. "So we were landing and the plane kind of tilted and ran all the way off of the runway."

After landing, passengers were helped off the runway and escorted onto buses in order to get to their gate. Video shows workers changing one of the plane's tires as passengers were getting off. 

In a statement to 11Alive, the FAA said the plane "stopped safely in a grassy area after blowing a tire on its right main gear upon landing around 3:40 p.m. local time."

No one was hurt in the unexpected landing. The FAA is still investigating what happened. 

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