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After Reports Of Flames, Delta Flight Lands Safely

Neon Tommy |
November 21, 2010 | 3:51 p.m. PST

A Delta plane (Creative Commons)
A Delta plane (Creative Commons)
A Delta flight heading from JFK International Airport to Moscow made an emergency landing at the New York airport after blowing an engine shortly after takeoff. 

Some witnesses reported seeing flames and sparks, but emergency officials determined there was no flight to put out once the plane landed. More than 100 firefighters and other emergency personnel met the plane at the airport. 

A Port Authority official said the flight returned because the pilot complained of engine problems. According to the New York Daily News, the pilot reported a “possible bird strike,” but the source of the engine troubles has not been confirmed. 



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