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.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
The plane with about 80 people on board had to circle above the airport to burn fuel before landing safely.READ MORE: Experts Predicting Above Average Snowfall, Overall Above Average Temperatures This Winter
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.MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito Search: Timeline Of Road Trip With Fiancé Brian Laundrie, Notable Dates And Events
No injuries were reported.