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Plane Ends Up On Grass In Emergency Landing At JFK

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A plane made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday evening and ended up on the grass, after the pilot ran into a problem with the hydraulic system.

As CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez reported, Delta Flight 886 from Atlanta was supposed to land at LaGuardia Airport. But it was diverted to JFK because there was an indication of an issue with the hydraulic system, which controls the brakes.

The plane was sent to JFK because the airport has longer runways, Delta Airlines said.

The plane landed uneventfully, but while taxiing, it went into the grassy area off the runway, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. The passengers were bused to Terminal 2 at JFK from the landing site.

It was not immediately learned if the plane ended up on the grass because of the hydraulic issue.

A passenger, Michael Steehler, supplied CBS 2 with a photo of the scene. The photo showed rescue crews on the ground and some passengers walking in the grassy area after the plane landed.

A total of 118 people were on the plane. No one was injured.

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