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Delta flight diverted to JFK after engine trouble

10:39 PM, Nov 14, 2011   |    comments
Delta planes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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ATLANTA -- A Delta flight bound for Atlanta was diverted to JFK after the plane had an engine malfunction, officials for the airline and FAA confirm.

Flight 847 with service from LaGuardia to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport made an emergency landing at JFK just after 6 p.m., according to FAA officials.

A Delta spokesman said the flight crew detected an issue with the engine and rerouted.

Passengers changed planes at JFK and are on the way back to Atlanta.

FAA officials said the plane's right engine malfunctioned and the pilot shut it down but Delta officials would not confirm the cause.

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