Detroit flight forced to make emergency landing in NY

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An international flight from Detroit was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing in New York Tuesday evening after suffering engine failure.

Delta flight 86 was heading from Detroit to Frankfurt, Germany, when it was forced to divert to Syracuse. News 8 sister station WSYR-TV reports that the emergency landing caused a bit of confusion and chaos at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport Tuesday night.

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority told WSYR that the plane landed just before 7:30 p.m., less than two hours after takeoff from Detroit Metro Airport. The plane landed without incident and there was no report of any injuries.

CNY Central reports there were 81 passengers and 11 crew members on board. Another A330 plane was brought in to finish the journey.

According to FlightAware, the flight resumed on the new plane at 4:09 a.m. ET and is expected to land in Germany approximately 9.5 hours late.

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