Video Captures Moment Of Fireball Explosion On Delta Jet

A shocking video has emerged showing the moment a Delta plane burst into flames prompting an emergency evacuation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last week. The footage obtained by KOMO News reveals a fireball exploding and black smoke rising from the nose of the Airbus A321 aircraft just below the cockpit.

The incident occurred on April 6 shortly after Delta Flight 604 from Cancun Mexico landed safely at the Washington airport around 9:35 p.m. Problems arose when the plane was plugged into the terminal’s electrical network and the plug-in shorted out sparking a fire.

Smelling smoke the pilots called for the deployment of the emergency exit slides. Passenger Ashwin Menon described a bit of panic and jostling in the aisles but overall a smooth evacuation process.

The video shows passengers walking out onto the plane’s wing and sliding down the inflatable chutes to safety. Two-thirds of the 189 passengers exited via the slides while the rest had already gone through the passenger loading bridge.

The fire self-extinguished and responding Seattle fire officials evaluated a few passengers for possible slide-related injuries but none required hospital care. The malfunctioning electrical cord has been repaired and Delta said the aircraft has been removed from service for inspection and maintenance.

SEA spokesperson Perry Cooper praised the airline crew for reacting with an abundance of caution saying “Rather have a little inconvenience than something that could have turned worse.”

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