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NY-to-Moscow jet returns safely after engine fails

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In this May 16, 2008 file photo, a Delta 767 jet takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) In this May 16, 2008 file photo, a Delta 767 jet takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A Moscow-bound flight carrying about 200 people returned safely to John F. Kennedy International Airport after an engine failed Sunday night, authorities said. No one was injured.

Delta Flight 30 reported one engine had failed shortly after takeoff, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown. The plane departed at about 4:40 p.m. with 193 passengers and 11 crew members, Delta Air Lines said.

The plane dumped fuel before landing back in New York at about 5:50 p.m., Brown said.

Passengers were put on another jet, which was scheduled to depart for Moscow at about 8 p.m., Delta said.

More than 100 firefighters and other emergency crews went to the airport to await the plane's arrival, the Fire Department of New York said.

Earlier reports of a fire on one of the plane's wings were incorrect, said FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker said.

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Associated Press writer Joan Lowy in Washington and Karen Matthews in New York contributed to this report.

 

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS STORY BELOW

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NEW YORK (AP) — A fire official says emergency crews are waiting for a plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after reports of flames spewing from one of the aircraft's wings.

An official with the Fire Department of New York says the report of the fire came out early Sunday evening.

No other details on the flight were immediately available.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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