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Emergency landing at JFK

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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

A Delta flight from LaGuardia Airport to Ohio had to make an emergency landing at JFK Airport Tuesday night after it suffered a possible malfunction of its landing gear.

Delta Flight 6093 left LaGuardia at 9:14 p.m. bound for Dayton, Ohio. The pilot of the Embraer ERJ-145, which is capable of carrying up to 50 passengers, was warned of a potential issue with the plane’s landing gear immediately after takeoff.

The plane circled LaGuardia for over an hour, flying over Northern Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey. Several residents reported on social media seeing the plane circling overhead.

The flight then flew east over Long Island and then buzzed the JFK Airport control tower before making an emergency landing on Runway 31L at around 11:34 p.m. Passengers were ordered to evacuate the plane and no one was injured.

The Port Authority said the plane may have had an issue with one of its tires. The incident is still under investigation.

— Domenick Rafter

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