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Emergency Landing at Colorado Springs Airport
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Emergency Landing at Colorado Springs Airport

By John McGinley

Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 30, 2010)

At 10:05 AM the communications center was notified that Delta Flight 1921 was diverting to Colorado Springs Airport due to a problem with one of its engines. The aircraft was a Boeing 757 with 225 on board and was enroute from Detroit to Phoenix. The aircraft landed on Runway 17L-35R at 10:26 AM. Rescue crews responded to inspect the aircraft after landing and determined that the aircraft had hot brakes. The aircraft slides were deployed and passengers were evacuated for precautionary reasons. All passengers were bused to the terminal building for rebooking on other flights. Two passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation and were transported to the hospital. At 11:26 AM the shuttling of passengers to the terminal had been completed.

Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR responded to this incident.

For additional information, contact Delta Public Affairs at 404-715-2554.

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