Delta flight diverted to Goose Bay, Labrador, after experiencing engine troubles

Delta Airlines says its flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Labrador on Thursday night.

Delta Airlines said plane experienced 'engine performance issue' which prompted emergency response

Passengers deplane a Delta Airbus 330 at Goose Bay Airport Friday morning after it was diverted to Labrador following engine troubles over the Atlantic. (Submitted)

Delta Airlines says its flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Labrador on Thursday night.

The American airline says the twin-engine Airbus 330 "experienced an engine performance issue" en route and flight crew followed procedures to divert to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.

Radio transmissions between the aircraft's crew and air traffic controllers show that engine issues were flagged as the aircraft passed just south of Greenland.

Then approximately two minutes later the crew declared an emergency.

Delta says the flight landed safely and customers are scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on another aircraft Friday.

This is the second time in less than a month that a transatlantic flight has been diverted to Goose Bay.

Le Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) is investigating after a California-bound airliner operated by Air France was forced to land there due to engine troubles.

That plane was forced to land Sept. 30 after one of its engines was seriously damaged part way through the flight from Paris to Los Angeles.

Passengers board a new plane to take them to Amsterdam, after their original Delta flight had to turn around south of Greenland following an "engine performance issue." (Submitted)

With files from the Canadian Press