Delta jet blows tire landing in Atlanta; 4 injured
ATLANTA (AP) - May 28, 2011 (WPVI) -- Firefighters say four people have sustained minor injuries as a result of a Delta Air Lines jet blew at least one tire landing in Atlanta and suffered an engine fire.
Atlanta Fire Department Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said 49 passengers were evacuated from Flight 2284 after a troublesome landing around 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He said none of the injured needed to be taken to a hospital.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the flight from Pittsburgh blew at least one tire as it landed, resulting in the fire. Passengers were evacuated from the MD-88 using the plane's rear stairs.
Fire crews used a foam spray to extinguish a blaze in the plane's right engine.
Delta did not return a call seeking comment.
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