Boeing 737 plane makes emergency landing in Knoxville
The Federal Aviation Administration said a Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at McGhee Tyson Airport Sunday morning.
The plane landed safely in Knoxville at 9:17 a.m. A nose gear issue caused the pilot to declare an emergency.
Delta flight 1417 was headed from Tri-Cities Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when it was diverted.
No injuries were reported.
Delta issued a statement that said the passengers would be moved onto an alternate plane to complete their journey to Atlanta.
"Delta apologizes to customers on flight 1417 from Tri-Cities to Atlanta that diverted to Knoxville out of an abundance of caution following a potential mechanical issue. The aircraft landed and taxied to the gate normally and is being inspected by maintenance technicians. In the meantime, customers are being re-accommodated on an alternate aircraft to more quickly depart to Atlanta.”
There were 129 people on board the plane when it landed in Knoxville.
The FAA will continue to investigate.
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