XNA Runway Open Again After Plane Made Emergency Landing

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Photo submitted by 5NEWS Viewer.

The runway is open again after authorities responded to an emergency involving an aircraft at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport on Thursday morning (June 12), officials say.

A Delta plane carrying 50 passengers going from XNA to Atlanta had to circle back to the airport after discovering steering issues. The pilot made an emergency landing at XNA, dumped fuel and blew a tire, according to officials.

The airport began delaying flights after the plane made its landing. Arrivals from Dallas, Minneapolis, Newark and Atlanta have all been delayed by the situation. Departures to Chicago, Denver and Atlanta have also been delayed, according to tweets from XNA.

No injuries were reported.

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