Delta jet makes emergency landing at JFK

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Delta Flight Hits Grass on JFK Emergency Landing

NEW YORK (AP) - A Delta jet from Atlanta bound for LaGuardia Airport was diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport due to a problem with the plane's hydraulic system.

Delta spokeswoman Leslie Scott says Delta Flight 886 was carrying 118 passengers when it landed safely at JFK Airport at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries.

Scott says the plane was diverted to JFK because it had longer runways. She says that as the McDonald Douglas MD88 was taxiing to the terminal it got stuck when it rolled onto a grassy area.

A Port Authority spokesman says the plane will have to be towed in.

Passengers were taken to Terminal 2 where buses to LaGuardia Airport were provided.

The FAA is investigating.

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