Airliner Makes Emergency Landing in Albuquerque After Smoke Fills Cabin

A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque on November 1, after smoke filled the plane’s cabin and the flight crew observed a performance issue with one of their engines.

Mason Weiner, who was aboard flight DL2846, recorded this video showing the smoke-filled cabin as an alarm is heard ringing in the background. He told Storyful that after departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, he was about two hours into his flight when “suddenly, smoke was everywhere.”

“When it first started, the smoke was instantly super thick to where I couldn’t even see into the first-class area that was a few rows ahead of me,” Weiner said. “By the time we landed, the smoke was nearly gone.”

A Delta spokesperson confirmed the incident with Storyful, saying their “flight crew followed procedures to safely divert flight 2846 on Nov 1 to Albuquerque.”

Delta provided additional information to Storyful, saying that while a “smoky odor was observed in the aircraft,” their “flight crew also observed a performance issue with one of the aircraft’s two engines; this prompted the diversion.”

The airline added that after landing routinely at Albuquerque International Sunport, the aircraft “will be inspected by Delta’s maintenance professionals.” Credit: Mason Weiner via Storyful

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