Plane From Columbus Makes Emergency Landing


UPDATED: Tuesday June 3, 2014 6:42 AM

A Delta Airlines commuter plane from Port Columbus made an emergency landing at its destination, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Monday evening.

The Columbus Dispatch reports none of the 47 people onboard was hurt.

Fire rescue units were on hand to meet the plane, which landed safely at 7:22 p.m., said Erica Dumas, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Flight 6077, which was being operated by Chautauqua Airlines for Delta, took off at 5:28 p.m. from Port Columbus.

The plane’s crew thought that a tire had blown during takeoff, Dumas said.

Before landing, the pilot flew by a control tower to confirm the landing gear was down, according to local media in New York City.

After the plane landed, it was found that the tires were fine, but there was damage to one of the engines, Dumas said.

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