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Delta Jet Rolls Off Runway In Atlanta

Plane sustained significant damage

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It is being reported that jet sustained significant damage when it rolled off a taxiway at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta which is the world’s busiest airport. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson tells The Associated Press mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 when they experienced a problem with the braking system around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Torbenson says the jet sustained “significant damage.”

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says there were no passengers aboard the aircraft and no injuries were reported. Bergen says the jet rolled off the taxiway on the east side of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. She wasn’t aware of any effect on airport operations as of 6 a.m.

As you can read, there were zero passengers involved as this was an engine test at the Delta Atlanta hub. The plane that was being tested was a Boeing 737-700 when the brakes failed.

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Delta Jet Rolls Off Runway In Atlanta
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