Posted: Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 at 7:53am
2 Delta flights interrupted by small fire, emergency landing
By The Associated Press
Two Delta flights, one headed to Atlanta and one Atlanta-Seattle bound, were interrupted Monday night, one by a small fire and the other an emergency landing because of an unspecified problem.
A small fire aboard a plane headed from Syracuse, N.Y., to Atlanta forced it to return to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse.
The Post-Standard in Syracuse reports (bit.ly/1cRl5m5) that just after Delta Flight 1841 took off from Syracuse around 6 p.m. Monday a small fire ignited near a coffeemaker. Syracuse Aviation Commissioner Christina Callahan says the fire was quickly extinguished and the plane returned safely to Syracuse.
Delta's website shows that the plane reached Atlanta several hours later.
It was not immediately known how many passengers and crew were on board.
A Delta jet reportedly made an emergency landing Monday night at Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Wash.
No injuries were reported.
KNDU-TV reported ( http://is.gd/sNZyDk ) that the captain of the Boeing 757 said a bus would take some of the passengers to their Seattle destination while the rest would spend the night in the Tri-Cities.
A passenger told the station the plane was bound from Atlanta to Seattle.
A Delta spokesperson did not immediately return a call for confirmation and details.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman at a Seattle-area operations center said she could not confirm the landing and directed inquiries to an FAA spokesman who did not immediately return an email.
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