Air duct problem recalls Atlanta flight

Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 5:24 AM
Last updated 11:35 AM
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ATLANTA  - Delta Air Lines says a flight headed to Los Angeles was forced to return to Atlanta because of an air duct problem.

Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Flight 125 left the gate at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 5:15 p.m. Sunday and was in the air. She says it turned around and got back to the gate about an hour and a half later.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says as the Boeing 767 landed, the aircraft's tail scraped the runway.

She says no debris was found on the runway and the plane taxied to to the gate without assistance.

Associated Press messages left with Delta and Bergen were not immediately returned.

Baur says the 262 passengers boarded another plane for their destination.

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humbleopinion 11/22/10 - 07:11 am
Glad that all were

Glad that all were safe........As a frequent flier I hate these kind of delays, but as the old saying goes "better late than never".

bdouglas 11/22/10 - 12:11 pm
Why on earth is this even

Why on earth is this even news? The plane wasn't from Augusta or even anything relevant to readers here... How many planes a day have to return to their origin or get diverted due to mechanical issues like this with no "news" story...?

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