A London-bound passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after smoke erupted from its engine in mid-air.
The aircraft immediately returned to Atlanta Airport where smoke could be seen continuing to billow from the jet after it landed at about 6pm.
Witnesses shared photos of the dramatic scenes as thick white smoke rose from the aircraft as fire crews attempted to put out the blaze.
Atlanta Airport confirmed the emergency landing, saying that firefighters hosed down the jet’s huge engines to bring the flames under control.
It added that there were no reported injuries.
It was not immediately clear what London airport the plane was expected to travel to.