Delta flight #DL70 from Atlanta to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Goose Bay late Thursday after suffering what the airline termed an “engine performance issue.”
Delta Flight 70 took off at 3:31 p.m. and was expected to make a landing in Amsterdam just before 6 a.m. on Friday.
Instead, the flight made it only briefly off the northeast coast of Canada before being forced to turn around and land in Goose Bay, Newfoundland.
“Delta flight 70 from Atlanta to Amsterdam experienced an engine performance issue en route. The flight crew followed procedures to divert to Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada,” Delta said in a statement. “The flight landed safely and customers have deplaned. Customers will continue to Amsterdam on another aircraft tomorrow. Delta is in contact with the customers, and we apologize to our customers for the delay. Safety is Delta’s top priority.”
The plane was experiencing engine failure and issued a declaration of emergency just prior to landing.