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Aruba Airport Authority Responds Swiftly to Delta 737 Incident

Aruba Airport Authority Responds Swiftly to Delta 737 Incident

This afternoon, there was a minor incident involving a Delta Airlines Boeing 737 shortly after takeoff from Queen Beatrix International Airport around 3:45 pm. But don’t worry – everyone’s safe and sound now!

It turns out that the plane experienced a birdstrike, causing a bit of a stir. Witnesses reported seeing flames coming out of the airplane.

But thanks to the quick response of Aruba Airport Authority and the expertise of the pilots, everything was swiftly brought under control. The runway was temporarily closed to handle the situation with care.

The aircraft, a relatively new model, made its inaugural flight in October 2013. Operated by Delta Airlines, it has a capacity of 180 passengers.

After circling in our airspace for approximately 45 minutes to an hour, the aircraft landed without any significant issues. Emergency services such as ambulances, the Crisis Management Office, and the Fire Department were present at the airport but were not required to take action.

Fortunately, there were no further incidents, and the aircraft landed safely without requiring additional action. Kudos to the airport staff and emergency responders for their professionalism and dedication during this unexpected event.

Safety is always top priority at Queen Beatrix International Airport. Rest assured, everything’s back to normal now.



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