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Mechanical problem turns around RDU flight

Posted October 25, 2011

— A plane flying out of Raleigh Durham International Airport had to be turned around shortly after take-off Tuesday night due to a mechanical problem, airport officials said.

The Delta flight, which was headed to Minneapolis, landed back at RDU without incident around 9 p.m. It took off again a little more than an hour later.

An airport spokesman said the landing was just a precaution and that the mechanical problem was minor.


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  • SMR Oct 26, 2011

    Hey, if the guy/gal up front doesn't want to make the trip, I am good with going back for a check up.

  • jblake1932 Oct 26, 2011

    Fuel door left open, not a mechanical problem. Fuel handler problem.

  • Coretta Scott Thing Oct 26, 2011

    The engine fell off!