Delta jet returns to Jamaica after fluid leak

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 30, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.



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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Delta Airlines jet was forced to return to the airport in Jamaica shortly after takeoff Monday because of an apparent mechanical problem in one of its engines, the company said.

The MD-88 experienced a pneumatic leak in its No. 2 engine and returned safely to the airport in Kingston, spokesman Morgan Durrant said.

The Atlanta-bound flight had 149 passengers and a crew of five.

Jamaica Fire Brigade spokesman Emilio Ebanks told RJR News in Jamaica that the plane was airborne when smoke was seen coming from it. Durrant says there was no fire.

Delta planned to re-route a new aircraft to Jamaica for the flight to Atlanta.

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