Delta flight DL1437 passengers evacuated via emergency slide at Atlanta Airport

On August 3, 2023, passengers of a Delta #DL1437 were evacuated via an emergency slide at Atlanta Airport. The flight number DL1437 was from Richmond, VA to Atlanta, GA, and landed late at 18:20 EDT. The Boeing 757-232 (reg. N676DL) landed on Runway 9L at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport when one of the main landing gear tires reportedly blew and caught fire. The crew decided to perform an emergency evacuation via slides right on the runway when fire trucks managed the fire. One passenger has been injured during the incident.


According to the flight tracking platform FlightAware, the plane departed from Richmond, Virginia at 3:56 p.m. and landed at 6:20 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. The Delta Air Lines spokesperson said that based on an initial count, there were 190 passengers on board and that the airline has reports of at least one customer injury. Bruce Campbell, a passenger aboard the flight, told Atlanta television station 11Alive that the Delta Air Lines staff were "extremely well organized and professional" during the evacuation.


"We apologize to each for this experience – nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and crew," the Delta Air Lines spokesperson told Insider. The spokesperson said that Delta Air Lines will work with all aviation stakeholders and conduct its own review of the flight.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety in air travel. It is reassuring to know that the crew and emergency responders acted quickly and professionally to ensure the safety of all passengers on board.

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