190 passengers were evacuated from a Delta airplane after the tires caught fire and exploded upon landing.


Delta Boeing 757 tires caught fire and erupted into flames while landing Wednesday afternoon, forcing 190 people to evacuate to an Atlanta airport runway, according to the FAA.

Delta Flight 1437 ruptured its left main gear tires while landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta about 6 p.m., according to the FAA.

A Delta Boeing 757 passenger received 11Alive photos and video of people using the emergency slide to evacuate.

"The Delta team was extremely organized and professional with no panic," Bruce Campbell told 11Alive.

"There are probably 100 ground safety personnel and 20 vehicles, so the response was amazing."

Delta Air Lines stated: "We appreciate our flight crew and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport first responders for safely landing aircraft 1437 at our hub this afternoon.

The landing gear was heated and one of the aircraft's tires blew. Customers evacuated through emergency slides and bused to the terminal.

We apologize for your experience—customer and crew safety is our top priority." One person was injured, however FOX 5 in Atlanta did not report their status. The FAA will keep investigating.

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