By The Associated Press
NEW YORK – Authorities say a Moscow-bound flight carrying about 200 passengers returned safely to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after an engine failed. No one was injured.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says Delta Flight 30 reported one engine had failed shortly after takeoff Sunday night. According to Delta Air Lines’ website, the plane was scheduled to depart at 4:25 p.m.
The Fire Department of New York says more than 100 firefighters responded to the airport to await the plane’s arrival.
Brown says the plane dumped fuel before landing at about 5:50 p.m.
FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker says earlier reports of a fire on one of the plane’s wings were incorrect.
Associated Press writer Joan Lowy contributed to this report from Washington.