Blown Tire Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing at JFK

Flight 3285 of Pinnacle Airline, a Delta partner, took off from Logan Airport at 6:42 p.m. when it experienced a blown front tire

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 5:56 PM EDT
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Plane Makes Emergency Landing at JFK

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A Delta connecting flight out of Boston made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport Monday when the plane's front tire blew shortly after takeoff, officials say. 

Flight 3285 of Pinnacle Airline, a Delta partner, took off from Logan Airport at 6:42 p.m. when it experienced a blown front tire, officials said. It was on its way to Kansas City. 

The plane burned off its fuel, then was diverted to Kennedy Airport, according to officials. It landed safely at about 9 p.m. None of the 73 passengers and four crew members on board was hurt.

The airline is arranging new plans for passengers to get to Kansas.

"Our pilots and flight attendants are specifically trained on a variety of unexpected scenarios in flight," Pinnacle Airlines spokesman Joe Williams said in a statement. "Our crew responded admirably and used their training to ensure the safety of the passengers."

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