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January 31, 2013

Delta Flight Evacuated on Boston Taxiway Due to Brake Fire

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.

A Delta Air Lines MD-90 that was hoping to depart Boston to bring passengers to Atlanta, instead disembarked everyone on a taxiway this afternoon.

According to Twitter user @kevindavisphoto, Flight 2101 suffered a brake fire, causing it to be surrounded by fire trucks and receive a hosing down of the main gear. Passengers exited via airport air-stairs and were put on buses to be taken back to the terminal.

It is yet unknown if the aircraft had tried to takeoff or if the fire occurred while taxiing to the runway.

UPDATE 5:43pm EST: Delta Air Lines reports that all 143 passengers are safe and that they are being assisted with rebooking.


Evacuate a plane in a fire…then take a nice sunset shot from the ramp. (Photo courtesy http://www.kevindavisphotos.com/)

About the Author

Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.



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