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Delta Makes Emergency Landing in NY

August 3, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ A Delta Air Lines plane made an emergency landing today at Kennedy Airport after the pilot reported smoke in the cabin shortly after takeoff from nearby LaGuardia Airport.

More than 100 passengers aboard Flight 305 bound for Atlanta were evacuated, said Port Authority spokesman Greg Trevor. No injuries were immediately reported.

The smoke was reported shortly after the plane took off around 8 a.m. Port Authority police at Kennedy reported seeing a flame shooting from one engine as the plane landed but there was no fire in the cabin, Trevor said.

Emergency equipment was standing by when the plane landed and chutes were deployed, Trevor said.

The cause of the problem was under investigation.

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