Plane forced to return to Atlanta airport due to smoke coming from engine

Airplane leaving the runway, Photo Date: Aug. 2017 Pixabay via MGN

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- A Delta Airlines flight has been forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport because of smoke that was reported coming from the engine.

Video obtained by WSB-TV shows water being sprayed towards the plane as smoke is released into the air.

Atlanta Airport says in a tweet that the incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. The aircraft is currently being towed and taken back to the concourse. There are no injuries reported.

The airport also says there was a minimal impact to their daily operations.

A reporter for Fox 5 Atlanta told the station that the incident occurred less than 30 minutes into the flight. The plane made a successful landing at 6:34 p.m. and was headed to London.

Wednesday's incident comes after one passenger was killed in a Southwest Airlines plan that contained a blown jet engine.

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