A commercial airline has made an emergency landing at Nashville International Airport.
Delta Flight 762 from Atlanta to Chicago hit turbulence above Cleveland, Tennessee Sunday afternoon.
Engine lights went on at 28,000 feet on the Boeing 717.
Photographs showed how the entire cowling came off engine number one on the right side.
The loose cowling then appeared to have hit part of the fuselage.
The aircraft landed safely with 114 passengers.
Sunday evening, representatives with Delta Air Lines released the following statement:
"The crew of Delta flight 762 from Atlanta to Chicago Midway on Sunday afternoon followed established procedures after an issue with one of the Boeing 717’s two engines occurred during flight. An emergency was declared for priority air traffic control handling into Nashville. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate normally. The engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, was observed to be missing from the engine on the aircraft’s starboard side.
The 109 customers on board are now being served food and beverages in the terminal as they await for another aircraft to arrive into Nashville to continue their travel to Chicago Midway this evening. Additionally, Delta has been in touch with customers with a gesture of apology.
Delta will fully investigate this episode as the safety and security of our customers and employees is always our top priority."
No further details were immediately available.