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Delta flight returns to Fort Lauderdale

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A maintenance problem forced a Delta Air Lines jet to return to Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shortly after takeoff Saturday morning, a Delta spokeswoman said.

Nicole Sundgren said technicians were evaluating the problem, which she didn't describe, and the flight had not been canceled. There were no injuries in the incident, which didn't involve fire, she said.

Flight 1494, a Boeing 767-300, left the airport at 8:25 a.m. en route to Atlanta with 191 passengers and crew of seven aboard.

"Maintenance is evaluating the situation to find out what happened," Sundgren. "They wanted to land as a precautionary measure."

It's not clear whether the passengers remain on the plane or when the aircraft might resume flight.


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