Thursday, January 19, 2012

Delta Fight Makes Emergency Landing At Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (KELM), New York.

Big Flats, N.Y. —  A Delta Airlines flight carrying 44 people made an emergency landing Thursday at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport after the jet suffered a hydraulic failure after takeoff from a Pennsylvania airport.  No one was injured, and the plane landed safely around 2 p.m. Thursday. The jet landed on its second attempt -- it made one pass after pilots determined it was traveling too fast on its first approach.

The flight, Delta Flight 3901, was traveling from Wilkes Barre-Scranton International Airport to Detroit. It was carrying 41 passengers and three crew members.  The airport and Big Flats fire departments responded to the tarmac after the pilot radioed a distress call around 1:30 p.m., airport manager Ann Crook said.

After the plane landed safely, passengers deplaned, and Delta is working to rebook flights. Passengers were also given the option to rent vehicles and continue on to Detroit or return to Scranton. Crook said she expects all affected passengers to have new arrangements by Thursday night.  Delta was flying its own mechanics to the Big Flats airport to inspect the jet. The hydraulic issue affected the jet’s elevation flaps, officials said.

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