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Tri-Cities Airport flight makes emergency landing in Knoxville

Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel • May 13, 2019 at 11:07 AM

KNOXVILLE — A Boeing 737-800 made an emergency landing in Tennessee on Sunday morning.

Delta Air Lines flight 1417 landed safely at McGhee Tyson Airport at 9:17 a.m. after the crew reported a nose gear issue, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The flight had departed from Tri-Cities Airport in Tennessee and was on its way to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when crew members declared an emergency.

“Delta apologizes to customers on flight 1417 from Tri-Cities to Atlanta that diverted to Knoxville out of an abundance of caution following a potential mechanical issue," Delta said in a statement to USA TODAY. More from our partners at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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