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Delta jet makes emergency landing at JFK

LaGuardia-bound plane diverted after problems with hydraulic system

NEW YORK  — A Delta jet from Atlanta bound for LaGuardia Airport was diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport due to a problem with its hydraulic system.

The plane skidded off the runway and into a grassy area after making the emergency landing around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Delta spokeswoman Leslie Scott says Delta Flight 886 was carrying 118 passengers. No one was injured.

Scott says the plane was diverted to JFK because it has longer runways. She says the McDonald Douglas MD88 was taxiing to the terminal when it rolled onto a grassy area.

Passengers were taken to Terminal 2, where buses to LaGuardia Airport were provided.

The FAA is investigating.

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