UPDATE: Delta flight diverted to Las Vegas lands safely at McCarran


A Delta plane that took off from San Diego which diverted to Las Vegas due to an issue with an engine has landed safely. 

Delta Flight 1738 was heading to Minneapolis when a problem occurred with an engine generator, according to a McCarran International Airport spokesperson. 

Delta released the following statement about the incident: 

The flight crew of Delta flight 1728 from SAN Diego to Minneapolis elected to divert to Las Vegas after receiving an indication in the flight deck of a possible issue with one of the aircraft’s onboard systems. The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 is expected to land in Las Vegas shortly where maintenance technicians will evaluate the aircraft. The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is always our top priority.

Delta says there are 158 people aboard the airplane. 

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