Sunday, February 12, 2017

Incident occurred February 12, 2017 at Bishop International Airport (KFNT), Flint, Genesee County, Michigan

FLINT, MI -- A Delta Airlines flight landed safely after an alert went out Sunday afternoon for a plane with an issue coming into Bishop Airport.

Flint Township police responded and firefighters were placed on alert around 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 for the incident. A Flint Township fire official said the call was for an alert 2.

Alert 2 signifies an aircraft "known or is suspected to have an operational defect that affects normal flight operations to the extent that there is danger of an accident," according to an emergency guidebook for general aviation airports.

Pat Corfman, spokeswoman for Bishop, said Delta flight 4642 was on its way to Flint from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota with 28 people on board. No one was injured during the incident.

A message left with Delta Airlines by MLive-Flint seeking comment on the issue was not immediately returned Sunday afternoon. 


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