A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday after the plane’s cabin filled with smoke.
Delta flight 2846 was headed from Atlanta to Los Angeles when a smoky odor was observed in the cabin, an airline spokesperson tells PEOPLE. Crew members also noticed a performance issue with one of the aircraft’s two engines, which prompted the emergency landing.
“Everything was normal and then suddenly there was smoke in the cabin,” Mason Weiner, one of the passengers who captured footage from the flight, 告诉 美国全国广播公司新闻.
The passenger noted that flight attendants helped keep everybody calm, told them that “it wasn’t a fire” and that they should “keep seated.”
A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE that there was also a report of smoke in the cockpit. 幸运的是, the flight was able to land safely around 2:45 下午. local time in Albuquerque.
Officials have not yet made it clear if the smoke and the engine issue were related.
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Journalist Matt Johnson, who was on the flight, said that after the safe landing, passengers made sure to show their appreciation to the flight crew.
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After landing, Delta used another aircraft to continue the trip to Los Angeles.
“Nothing is [更多的] important than the safety of our customers and crew,” a Delta spokesperson said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “That’s why our flight crew followed procedures to safely divert flight 2846 十一月. 1 to Albuquerque.”
“Delta teams worked safely and quickly to get our customers on their way that evening and we apologize for the delay in their travel plans,” the spokesperson added.