No Flaps—Fast Landing

Thursday, January 23, 2014
By George Hatcher

Delta flight 5104 carrying 47 people from Atlanta to Allentown made an emergency landing at Lehigh Valley International Airport after the Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 developed problems with its flaps.

Lehigh Valley International Airport is a regular stop on 5106.

Air traffic control was notified at 6:35 p.m. and within twenty minutes the flight had made a fast landing without flaps—a fast landing because flaps help the plane slow down.

No injuries were reported.
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