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Delta flight blows tire, lands safely at PBIA

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 18:36:58-04

A Delta flight landed safely at Palm Beach International Airport after blowing a rear tire en route from Detroit.  

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said flight No. 1930 was an MD-90 aircraft. 

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

Passengers said when the tire blew during take off they heard a loud boom and could see that it was shredded.  

"They asked me to come over and sit in one of the exit rows and help in the case of an emergency," said passenger Troy Langenderfer.     

MD-90 aircraft have multiple tires on each landing gear, according to the FAA. 

Video showed the plane taxied safely to the gate while surrounded by emergency vehicles.

Palm Beach County Fire Capt. Albert Borroto said there were no reported injuries on the flight.

It's not clear how many people were on the plane.

Below is statement from Delta regarding the incident:

“Delta flight 1930 from Detroit to West Palm Beach landed safely and without incident after one of the aircraft’s tires deflated shortly after takeoff from Detroit. The aircraft taxied to the gate and passengers deplaned normally in West Palm Beach. Customer and crew member safety remains Delta’s top priority.”