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Delta flight from Michigan to Florida lands with blown tire

Third airplane safety incident in two days in U.S.
Posted: 10:40 AM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-18 15:40:49Z
Delta flight from Michigan to Florida lands with blown tire

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit, Michigan to West Palm Beach, Florida has landed safely after blowing a tire.

Delta flight 1930 departed Detroit Metro Airport at 8:30 a.m. and landed at Palm Beach International Airport just after 11 a.m. Eastern.

An airport spokesperson told WXYZ in Detroit that crews responded to a level two alert, which indicated a mechanical malfunction of some kind.

Video shows the plane taxied safely to the gate where it was surrounded by emergency vehicles.

No one was injured. It's not clear how many people were on the plane.

The incident follows one earlier Wednesday morning in which a Southwest Airlines flight departing from Nashville, Tennessee was forced to turn around after hitting a bird.

On Tuesday, a Southwest flight had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia when an explosion damaged an engine and broke a window.

One passenger died in the incident.