September 6, 2018 / 6:33 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. safety board investigates Delta engine failure

(Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday it was investigating an engine failure on a Delta Air Lines’ flight, which was bound for Orlando, Florida on Wednesday.

The crew of the Boeing 757-200 with 127 persons onboard, shut down the engine and safely returned to Atlanta without any injuries to the passengers, the U.S. safety board said in a tweet here on Thursday.

Delta Air Lines said its flight 1418 experienced a maintenance issue with its right engine shortly after takeoff.

The airline also said it was cooperating with the NTSB in its investigation of the engine.

Shares of Delta were down 1.2 percent at $56.50 in extended trading.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Anil D'Silva

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