​Engine fire causes Delta A330-300 to make emergency landing

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 returned to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport shortly after takeoff with the right hand engine still on fire.

Delta Flight 30 took off around 17:51 en route to London Heathrow, but turned around just east of Atlanta’s metropolitan area, according to flight tracking web sites.

The aircraft (N822NW) landed at Atlanta at about 6:34 pm with flames and smoke still visible from the right engine.

Airport firefighters extinguished the fire while the aircraft was on the ground, the Atlanta airport says in a tweet.

No passengers reported injuries, the airport says.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that N822NW is powered by two General Electric CF6-80E1 engines. The aircraft is managed by Delta, and was delivered new in May 2015.

Delta operates A330-300s powered by both Pratt & Whitney PW4000 and General Electric CF6 engines.