Fla.-bound jet diverts to Kennedy after takeoff

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Associated Press

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 26 at 12:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Florida-bound Delta Air Lines Inc. flight had engine-related trouble shortly after takeoff at LaGuardia Airport. The pilot was able to make a safe landing at nearby Kennedy Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine jet took off around 8:15 a.m. Friday. It was headed for Palm Beach International Airport.

Newsday (http://bit.ly/14QCSbX ) reports that Flight 2395 declared an emergency shortly after takeoff due to an undetermined engine-related problem. It landed at Kennedy just after 8:30 a.m.

It was not immediately known how many passengers and crew were on board.

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