News Related: Delta, Delta Air Lines A Delta 757-200 bound for Orlando last Wednesday suffered an uncontained engine failure shortly after takeoff from Atlanta, (ATL). Delta Flight 1418 returned to ATL after the flight crew shut down the damaged engine, according to the Associated Press. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending What is Uncontained Engine Failure An uncontained engine failure occurs when pieces of an operating engine break apart, creating potentially lethal shrapnel that can damage other aircraft systems or passengers. Why Did It Happen? No-one was injured on this particular flight but this failure begs the question, why did it happen? The answer is probably found by looking back at recent airline history. A Southwest Airlines flight experienced an uncontained engine failure earlier this year, resulting in the death of a passenger. The cause was thought to have been metal fatigue which caused the failure in a fan blade. Should I Be Worried No. Flying remains a … [Read more...] about Should I Worry About The Engine Failure On A Delta Flight Last Week?