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May 28, 2011

Delta MD-80 Catches Fire After Hard Landing in Atlanta

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By: Phil Derner Jr.
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Delta Air Lines flight 2284 arriving from Pittsburgh, caught fire in Atlanta after a hard landing Saturday afternoon.

Reports indicate that a hard landing and hot brakes caused flames to emit from the main gear, and all 43 passengers aboard the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 were safely evacuated by means of emergency chutes and the aft stairs. Fire crews doused the aircraft in foam and the aircraft will be inspected by more maintenance personnel and the Federal Aviation Administration.

More details as the story develops….

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