Delta flight out of MSP makes emergency landing

11:39 AM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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CASCADE TOWNSHIP, MI - No one was injured after a mechanical problem forced a flight out of the Twin Cities to make an emergency landing in Michigan Monday.

Officials say the pilot of a 95-passenger plane shut down an engine and landed 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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