ATLANTA - A Delta Airlines spokesperson said risking weather conditions led to a flight from Atlanta to Cincinnati to land in Cleveland instead.
Delta flight 1617 elected to divert to Cleveland "out of an abundance of caution" and landed without incident, a spokesperson said Saturday.
Delta said in a statement weather conditions in Cincinnati did not permit a safe approach.
Delta teams dispatched a new aircraft to continue our customers’ travel to Cincinnati. A "rescue flight" left Atlanta at 08:30 a.m. and arrived at 10:27 a.m. in Cleveland.
"We apologize for the inconvenience and delay in travel plans," a spokesperson said.
Severe weather swept across the South and Midwest, including the Ohio Valleys on Friday evening and early Saturday morning.