Monday, October 29, 2012

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR), Grand Rapids, Michigan: Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, N987DL, Flight DL-1734 - Engine Problem

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, MI -- No one was injured on Monday, Oct. 29 after a mechanical problem on a 95-passenger plane forced the pilot to shut down an engine and land at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

The flight staff reported the problem about 1:40 p.m. and the plane, a Delta MD-88, landed safely about 10 minutes later.

The plane had taken off from Minneapolis and was en route to Detroit when a mechanical issue with the number two engine surfaced, said Bruce Schedlbauer, a spokesman for Ford Airport.

The pilot shut down the engine.

Cascade Township firefighters responded to the airport as a precaution.

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