Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Captain is Locked Out of Cockpit

By Paul Riegler on 30 January 2015
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A Delta plane in Minneapolis

A Delta plane in Minneapolis

A Delta Air Lines flight heading to Las Vegas made an emergency landing on Thursday after the plane’s captain found himself locked out of the cockpit, airport officials reported.

Delta Flight 1651, which departed Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport at 11:31 a.m. local time for McCarran International Airport, landed safely in Las Vegas at 12:25 p.m.

Officials told reporters that the cockpit door had malfunctioned, which caused the situation. The plane’s first officer, who had remained inside the cockpit, made the landing.

The co-pilot declared an emergency 13 minutes before landing. An airport spokesman said that no one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.

Despite the lockout, the plane arrived at its gate on time at 12:30 p.m.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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