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Delta Air Lines forced to make emergency landing after smoke erupts from engine

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A London-bound Delta Air Lines passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after smoke erupted from its engine in mid-air.

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Smoke was seen billowing from the Delta Air Lines plane’s engine before it was forced to land in Atlanta just 30 minutes after taking off on Wednesday.

The aircraft immediately returned to Atlanta Airport where smoke could be seen continuing to billow from the jet after it landed at about 6pm.

Witnesses shared photos of the dramatic scenes as thick white smoke rose from the aircraft as fire crews attempted to put out the blaze.

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