Delta plane makes emergency landing in Colorado Springs

09:11, December 31, 2010      

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An engine problem prompted a Delta Airlines plane to make an emergency landing at the Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday, authorities said.

The Boeing 757, which was on its way from Detroit to Phoenix, landed about 10:30 a.m., said Mike Fergus, an FAA spokesman.

During the landing, a fire broke out in the main landing gear, Fergus said.

Rescue crews determined that the fire was caused by hot brakes, he said.

Among the 224 people on board, two suffered minor injuries during evacuation and were taken to hospital for treatment, the Denver Post reported, quoting Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman Lt. Bull Hull.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the engine problem.

Source: Xinhua

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