Delta Flight Oklahoma-Atlanta Diverts to Nashville: Poor Weather

Delta Flight Oklahoma-Atlanta Diverts to Nashville: Poor Weather
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In the last few moments, a Delta flight between Oklahoma City and Atlanta has had to divert to Nashville due to poor weather causing significant delays.

Incident: Delta Flight Oklahoma-Atlanta Diverts to Nashville: Poor Weather…


Delta Flight Oklahoma-Atlanta Diverts to Nashville: Poor Weather
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Delta Air Lines flight DL2780 is a routine scheduled flight between Oklahoma City and Atlanta, with the affected aircraft being N978AT.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N978AT is a 21.5 year old Boeing 717-200 that started out life with AirTran Airways in July 2002.

By November 2013, the aircraft was handed over to the U.S carrier, where it has been ever since.

Delta Air Lines flight DL2780 departed Oklahoma at 0549 local time and proceeded eastbound to Atlanta, the airline’s mega hub.

As the aircraft approached the airspace of Atlanta, the aircraft entered a series of holds to the north-west of the airfield.

From there, it was decided that the aircraft was going to divert to Nashville, Tennessee instead, amid reports of poor weather at the airport causing significant delays, indicating that this would have been a fuel-related diversion caused by this.

Source: METAR TAF.

Weather conditions at Atlanta Airport shows visibility to be around 1/4sm, with there only being a visibility limit of 200 feet in ceiling.

It is probably expected that more diversions will occur as a result of this weather, with all eyes being on network planners and air traffic control to try and mitigate this.

But for now, all eyes are on the airport, as well as for the Delta flight from Oklahoma City in when it will be able to depart Nashville and continue into it’s original destination.

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