• Delta flight DAL 35, traveling from Edinburgh to Atlanta, had to make an unplanned landing in Keflavik, Iceland.

  • The Boeing 767-300, carrying the passengers, had already faced a departure delay of nearly two hours from its original scheduled time.

  • Delta Airlines emphasized that the diversion was executed "out of an abundance of caution" and confirmed the aircraft landed safely in Iceland.

Delta flight DAL 35, en route from Edinburgh to Atlanta, made an unexpected landing in Keflavik, Iceland, after a potential mechanical problem arose during its transatlantic journey. The issue prompted a mid-air emergency alert off Ireland's west coast.

Delta Airlines confirmed the diversion to Keflavik was carried out "out of an abundance of caution" and emphasized the plane touched down without incident.

Passengers aboard the Boeing 767-300, which had already faced nearly a two-hour delay from its original 12:15pm departure time, took to social media to confirm their safety post-landing.

The Edinburgh-Atlanta flight usually takes about 16 hours, with this particular journey's estimated time being roughly 15 hours and 50 minutes.

Addressing the situation, a Delta spokesperson stated, "While enroute from Edinburgh to Atlanta, Delta flight 35 diverted to Keflavik Airport following the indication of a possible mechanical issue onboard. The crew chose to divert and landed safely. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and delay in their travels.”