Emergency landing at New York JFK airport following fire

22nd Nov 2010
Emergency landing at New York JFK airport following fire

A Delta Air Lines passenger jet with 206 passengers on board has been forced to make an emergency landing in New York following an onboard fire.

The Boeing 767 was bound for Moscow when it was forced to return to John F Kennedy International Airport last night after reports its wing had caught fire.

The pilot for the Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 “decided to return to JFK due to a left engine problem”, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said.

Emergency crews were sent to the airport to wait for the plane to land.

A fire official said there were no signs of fire once the plane landed, and no injuries were reported.

The jet landed at JFK airport at 17:50 (22:50 GMT).

A spokesperson from Delta said the plane “landed safely” and that passengers were “being reaccommodated”.


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