Delta Flight Suffers Bathroom Leak, Tailpipe Fire

Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight awaiting take-off from Mineta San Jose International Airport had a long Tuesday morning after fog, a leak in a bathroom and an engine tail pipe burst delayed the flight scheduled to Minneapolis.

Airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said Flight 1056 was initially delayed due to fog along with nearly a dozen other inbound and outbound flights throughout the early morning.

Following reports of a bathroom leak, the plane returned to Terminal A's Gate 7 when ground personnel observed an engine tailpipe fire.

San Jose Fire Capt. Cleo Doss said fire crews arrived to the scene just before 8 a.m.

"Upon arrival the fire was contained to the engine" and didn't spread to the plane's cabin, Doss said.

All three incidents are believed to be unrelated to each other.

Passengers were immediately evacuated from the flight, and no one was hurt, officials said.

A Delta representative said the aircraft is being evaluated by technicians while customers are being re-accommodated on other flights.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Contact Us