Delta Airlines Jet Carrying Military Personnel Diverts to St. Louis

Delta Airlines Boeing 757

Delta Airlines

A Delta Airlines charter flight that was carrying over 100 military service women and men had to divert for an emergency landing at St. Louis Lambert Airport on Saturday morning due to an engine issue.

The aircraft was flying from Fort Hood, Texas to Indianapolis when the incident occurred. The plane landed safely although the airliner was too disabled to exit the runway and taxi.

There were no injuries.

The Delta plane type and flight number have not been made available.


  1. John says

    The government generally dont release details concerning mass troop movements. My guess it was most likely a “go-pax” flight. GO-pax flights are just military contract flights flying point to point. They are usually more economical and saves more time versus putting the troops on regular commercial flights. These flights are often contracted because they lack justification to use Air Force owned aircraft. It was most likely flying under an AMC flight number instead of a Delta flight number.

  2. Richard Wyeroski says

    The sad part with all these emergency returns, the FAA will file reports on less then 60% of them.

    The rest seem to get lost in the cracks!

    Sad but true

    Over 70 % of all airline heavy maintenance is out sourced ?!

    We will never know the cause

    Rich Wyeroski

    • Chris says

      Yeahh, Delta’s fleet isn’t exactly “new”!! But with proper maintenance the planes should be fine. I wonder if Delta outsources any of their maintenance… Wherever it is though, they’re doing a great job keeping the 35+ year old DC9’s in shape!

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