An engine issue forced the plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50 p.m. local time Tuesday, returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later.
In a statement by Delta Airlines, the A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines.The flight landed safely and passengers were evacuated onto the runway down emergency slides. five passengers reported “non-critical” injuries during the evacuation, but the statement didn’t elaborate.
The airport fire fighters who had been notified of the development were already on ground when the incident happened.