Delta flight from Orlando diverts to Jacksonville after experiencing mechanical issues

No passengers were injured

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Delta flight from Orlando with over 200 passengers onboard had to divert to Jacksonville Saturday afternoon after a mechanical issue, according to NEWS 6 partner WJXT-TV.

Flight 2978 landed safely at the Jacksonville International Airport around 3 p.m. after an oil quantity issue was found in one of the aircraft’s two engines, according to a Delta spokesperson. The Boeing 757-200 aircraft was carrying 193 customers and six crew members.

According to a Delta, aircraft was headed to Atlanta when the oil quantity issue was found.

Crews were able to secure a new plane to continue the flight to Atlanta that is scheduled to leave JAX around 6:50 p.m., once the aircraft arrives in Jacksonville.

No passengers were injured.

The Delta spokesperson sent the following statement:

“The crew of Delta flight 2978 from Orlando to Atlanta followed procedures to divert to Jacksonville when an oil quantity issue in one of the aircraft’s two engines was observed. We apologize to our customers for the delay in their travels, but nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and people.”


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