ATLANTA, Ga. – Authorities say a Delta Air Lines jet bound for Oklahoma was forced to abort its takeoff on a runway at Atlanta’s airport when two tires went flat.
Airport spokesman Reese McCranie tells The Associated Press that passengers were removed from the plane, and no injuries were reported.
Atlanta-based Delta said in a statement that Flight 5508, operating as Delta Connection from Atlanta to Tulsa, aborted its takeoff around 9:22 a.m. Wednesday after two tires deflated.
The airline says passengers got off through the main cabin door and were returned on buses to the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Video from WSB-TV showed firetrucks positioned around the plane shortly after the failed takeoff.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the agency will investigate.