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Plane Loses Wing Panel During Flight

A Delta flight with 179 passengers and six crew members on board was able to land safely after it lost a panel from one of its wings during a trip from Orlando to Atlanta. Officials are inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause

A Delta flight from had a scary moment when it lost a panel from one of its wings midflight on Sunday.

Delta Flight 2412, a Boeing 757 with 179 passengers and six crew members, was flying from Orlando to Atlanta when it lost a panel from one of its wings. “Crew members aboard Flight 2412 reported an access panel had come off the plane’s wing while in flight,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black told CNN.

“The problems with the wing did not affect the plane’s ability to fly or operable change in flight,” he said, calling incident “highly unusual.”

The flight landed safely at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and officials are inspecting the plane to determine the cause of the damage.


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