Thankfully, the plane made an emergency landing in Raleigh, North Carolina and all passengers aboard the plane safely disembarked with no injuries or health issues, other than the fact that they were all rightfully terrified.
Avery Porch was sitting next to her boyfriend Tyler Kreuger in the emergency seat. "It started slowing down a bit, the air cut off".
Passenger Jack Leonard told ABC 11, "We heard and felt everything".
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"I pulled out my phone and I know I didn't have service I just texted my mom, 'I love you.' I texted my dad, 'I love you, '" Krueger said.
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In addition to the flight crew, 148 passengers were onboard the MD-88, which was bound for Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).
"The flight landed without incident and customers were reaccommodated on an alternate aircraft".
Delta released a statement apologizing for the inconvenience and passengers said they were given a $30 food voucher while they waited to leave Raleigh.
Delta runs 5,400 flights daily across 52 countries.
A Delta spokesperson said the aircraft's engine had been replaced and the airline's maintenance team had been tasked with examining the damaged part.