Ghana: Oxygen Malfunction During Delta Airlines Air Force Emergency Landing

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Atlanta-based Delta Airlines (DL) Flight 157 from Ghana to New York had to make an emergency landing last Friday, five hours into the flight, due to a mechanical malfunction in the flight system. emergency oxygen of the plane.

The flight to New York (JFK) suffered a diversion and emergency landing at Lajes Airport.

A statement issued yesterday by Kingdom Concepts Consult on behalf of the airline in Accra and copied from Ghanaian Time said the diversion was believed to have been initiated due to concerns over oxygen levels on board the Boeing 767-300ER, registered N191DN.

“Delta Flight 157 from Accra to New York-JFK diverted to Lajes Airport following a mechanical problem with a backup oxygen system. The crew descended to a lower altitude out of an abundance of caution during the diversion and the aircraft landed safely,” the statement said. said.

The statement said another plane was dispatched from Lisbon to help customers reach their final destination more quickly while the original plane was repaired by maintenance technicians.

“We apologize to our customers for the delay in their travels,” the statement said.

The Boeing 767-300ER aircraft had 215 customers and six crew members on board.

The airline further stated that customers received meals at the TER and disembarked in a secure area while waiting for the alternative plane from Lisbon, which then departed for Lajes.

“Refunds and an additional gesture of goodwill were offered to our customers for this experience after the original aircraft and crew had since arrived at JFK,” the statement said.

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