Phoenix-bound flight makes emergency landing

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By Jim Carr By Jim Carr

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Delta Airlines flight 1921 en route to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport from Detroit Metro Airport made an emergency landing at Colorado Springs Airport at 10:26 a.m. this morning. 

John McGinley. Assistant Director of Operations at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) told CNN that the communications center at COS was notified at 10:05 a.m. that Delta flight 1921 was diverting to Colorado Springs due to a problem with one of its engines. 

The aircraft landed at 10:26 a.m and emergency slides were deployed to expidite the evacuation of all 225 passengers. Emergency crews responded to the scene to assist in the evacuation and inspect the aircraft. Two passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation and were transported to a nearby hospital; the remaining passengers were bused to the terminal for rebooking on other flights.

Emergency crews from Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to this incident.

Flight records indicate that the aircraft was a Boeing 757-351 displaying aircraft registration number N584NW.  It is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW2040 engines and first entered service in late 2002.

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