Delta flight makes emergency landing in North Carolina


MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A passenger plane landed safely at Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina after experiencing engine trouble on a flight from Tampa, Florida, to New York-LaGuardia.

Spokesman Andrew Sawyer said the airport was notified about 8:30 a.m. Monday that Delta flight 2135 had developed engine problems and was going to make an emergency landing.

Sawyer said the Boeing 717 landed about 9:40 a.m. after burning off fuel.

There were 96 passengers and five crew members on the aircraft. No one was hurt.

Sawyer said the plane was able to taxi to a gate after the landing.

Delta spokesman Michael Thomas said another jet was flown to Raleigh to continue the flight to New York.

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