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Tires on Delta flight from Las Vegas deflate upon landing


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SALT LAKE CITY >> Maintenance teams are examining a Delta Airlines plane after two of its tires deflated upon landing in Salt Lake City.

Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin says the flight from Las Vegas landed at about 6:51 p.m. Wednesday with 148 passengers and five crew members aboard.

Laughlin calls the incident “uneventful,” and says no injuries were reported when two of the plane’s left tires deflated. She says the plane briefly stopped on the runway before taxiing to another location where passengers got off and took a bus to the terminal.

David Korzep, superintendent of airport operations, says hot brakes caused the front tires to blow after the plane had landed.

Firefighters responded to the scene, but Laughlin says there was no fire. The plane was not scheduled for another flight Wednesday.







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