Delta Jet Catches Fire on Landing

Brakes overheated at Atlanta airport
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2011 5:00 PM CDT
Delta Jet Catches Upon Landing in Atlanta; No Injuries Reported
File photo of Delta jets. No injuries were reported in today's smoky landing.   (Getty Images)

Scary landing for some Delta Air Lines passengers in Atlanta today: They had to take the emergency slides after the plane caught fire, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. All of the 48 passengers and crew got off safely; the AP notes that four people suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. The plane's brakes apparently overheated after it touched down at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from Pittsburgh. The FAA says the jet, which was billowing smoke and flames on the runway, also blew a tire. Click for another recent Delta scare, this one involving a passenger who tried to leave early. (Read more Delta Air Lines stories.)

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