LONDON – Earlier today, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 diverted to Glasgow Prestwick due to a fire in its right engine.
Delta Air Lines Flight 209, a scheduled flight between Edinburgh and New York’s JFK airport, suffered an engine fire around 10 minutes after departure.
This caused DL209 to make a loop and head for Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
The footage above shows the aircraft’s engine on fire whilst in flight, with @JacdecNew reporting the aircraft leveled off at 10,000 feet and made a safe landing into the diversion airport.
DL209 was operated by N197DN, one of Delta Air Lines’ Boeing 767-332ER that is 25 years old at the time of writing.
At this time, it is unclear when the aircraft will be able to leave Prestwick, as technicians will be needed to either repair the engine or replace it completely.
There is also no indication of whether a replacement aircraft will be sent to Prestwick or whether the passengers will be sent back to Edinburgh Airport for the next flight.
What we do know is that the next flight from Edinburgh to New York’s JFK with Delta Air Lines is due to take place on February 12, based on data from RadarBox.com.
AviationSource will approach the airline for a comment on this incident.