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Kansas City-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing At JFK Airport

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Delta connection flight from Boston to Kansas City had to make an emergency landing Monday night at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Authorities said Delta flight 3285 — operated by Pinnacle Airlines — blew a tire during takeoff and was diverted to JFK.  An initial inspection showed that both tires blew on the right main landing gear.

The plane with about 80 people on board had to circle above the airport to burn fuel before landing safely.

The 73 passengers and a crew of four were bussed to Terminal 2.   The passengers were to be accommodated on other flights.

“Our pilots and flight attendants are specifically trained on a variety of unexpected scenarios in flight. Our crew responded admirably and used their training to ensure the safety of the passengers,” said Joe Williams, Manager of Corporate Communications for Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

No injuries were reported.