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Delta jet makes emergency landing at JFK

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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 5:40 pm | Updated: 2:26 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

A Delta Airlines flight flying to New York from Europe made an emergency landing at JFK Monday afternoon after its cargo bay fire indicator light turned on in flight.

Pilots aboard Delta Airlines Flight 107, a Boeing 767 flying from Frankfurt, Germany, reported that the cargo bay fire indicator light came on in the cockpit and requested to make an emergency landing. The plane landed without incident around 2:30 p.m.. All 210 people on board the flight were evacuated safely.

Emergency vehicles met the flight on the runway, but no fire was discovered. The plane then taxied to the gate. Flight 107 was on a scheduled flight from Frankfurt to JFK and had been due to arrive around JFK around 3 p.m.

The incident is the third emergency landing involving a Delta flight in two months. On Aug. 14, a Delta Connection flight en route to Kansas City, Mo. from Boston made an emergency landing at JFK due to a blown tire. On July 12, a Delta flight outbound from JFK to Madrid returned to the airport because of a bomb scare.

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