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Delta Air Lines Releases Statement on Emergency Flight Landing in Pasco

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Photo Credit: Dan Jensen Photo Credit: Dan Jensen - Delta Air Lines releases a statement regarding Monday's emergency landing in Pasco.

"The flight crew of Delta flight 2329 on Oct. 21 from Atlanta to Seattle followed established procedures to divert to Pasco, Washington after a cargo hold temperature indication light was observed. The aircraft, a Boeing 757, landed safely. Another aircraft was dispatched to continue to the flight. Safety is always Delta's top priority."


PASCO, WA -  Passengers on a Seattle-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta that made an emergency landing Monday night in Pasco, Wash., finally arrived at Sea-Tac Airport about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer says Flight 2329 declared an emergency due to a fire warning light issue. The Boeing 757 landed without incident at the Tri-Cities airport.


PASCO, WA - Some passengers on board a Delta flight that made an emergency landing overnight at the Pasco airport are still waiting for a ride to Seattle this morning.

The Pasco Airport Director, Ron Foraker, says the plane made the emergency landing around 9:45pm Monday after a sensor on board the plane showed a cargo bay was overheating.

All 183 passengers were able to get off the Boeing 757 with no injuries. Foraker says technicians did not find anything wrong with the plane, but it remains grounded at the Pasco airport Tuesday morning.

Passengers say Delta sent a charter bus to take some of the passengers the rest of the way to Seattle, others rented cars and drove.

Delta agents say they're working on getting the rest of the passengers on another flight to Seattle by later Tuesday morning.

Delta flight 2329 left Atlanta around 8:30 Eastern time Monday night, about 45 minutes later than scheduled.

The plane was headed to Seattle when the heat sensor went off forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at the Pasco airport around 9:45pm Pacific time Monday.

The plane was scheduled to land at 10:10pm Pacific time Monday in Seattle.

No word when the 757 will be allowed to take off.


PASCO, WA - The captain of the Delta plane, which is a Boeing 757, says there is no fire on board the plane. The cause of the emergency landing was a heat sensor in the cargo bay going off; however, it was a false alarm.

183 passengers were on board the flight. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Delta is working on getting another plane, but it doesn't look like that is happening until Tuesday morning. Until then, Delta is trying to get the passengers hotel rooms.

The airport also announced to the passengers that all of the rental cars have been rented.


PASCO, WA - Firefighters are out at the Tri-Cities Airport Monday night, after a plane made an emergency landing in Pasco.   

One passenger tells NBC Right Now the Delta plane was heading to Seattle from Atlanta.

The passenger also tells us the plane was forced to land when the cargo bay over-heated.

No injuries have been reported, but all passengers have been evacuated from the plane.

We'll continue to follow this story and update you as we get more information.