Plane lands safely in Seattle after engine catches fire

A Delta Air Lines flight heading from Anchorage, Alaska, to Atlanta had to make an emergency stop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after one of its engines caught fire.

Delta Air Lines performs a test flight into Juneau. (Photo by Doug Wahto)
Delta Air Lines performs a test flight into Juneau. (Photo by Doug Wahto)

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says Flight 2469 landed at 2:24 a.m. Thursday, but the fire was out before the Boeing 767 touched down.

Cooper says the pilots were able to get the problem resolved in the air. Cooper says they reported a fire in the No. 2 engine but said they shut the engine down and put out the blaze with the cold air.

Fire crews stood by when the plane landed, but they were not needed. The passengers were taken to a gate and had their trips rescheduled.

Delta could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.