Delta Flight Aborts Takeoff At MSP After Smoke In Cabin

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 10:22 am

A Delta Air Lines plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had to abort takeoff Wednesday afternoon after smoke was discovered in the cabin.

Metropolitan Airports Commission Spokesman Patrick Hogan tells KARE 11 that Delta flight 4086 was bound for Wichita, Kan., just before 2:30 p.m. with a crew of three and 43 passengers, but it had to be aborted due to smoke.

Hogan says a smoke detector went off just before takeoff. The plane was evacuated with the use of fire stairs, which are stairs on the back of a truck. The evacuation slides were not activated.

KARE 11 also reports that the plane’s passengers and crew were taken to a nearby airport fire station. Hogan says there were no injuries, and Delta Air Lines is looking into what caused the smoke.

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