Delta flight aborts take off as two tyres go flat

Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

deltaDelta Air Lines authorities said a jet bound for Oklahoma was forced to abort its takeoff at Atlanta’s airport when two tyres of the plane went flat.

Speaking to the media, airport spokesman Reese McCranie said that passengers were removed from the plane, and no injuries were reported.

Atlanta-based Delta said in a statement that Flight 5508, operating as Delta Connection from Atlanta to Tulsa, aborted its takeoff around 9:22 a.m. Wednesday after two tires deflated.

The airline says passengers got off through the main cabin door and were returned on buses to the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the agency will investigate.


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