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Delta flight returns to Buffalo airport after engine problem

For the second time in two days, an airplane has made an emergency landing at the Buffalo airport. Delta Flight 1672 to Atlanta experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off from Buffalo. The pilot elected to turn around and the MD-88 aircraft landed safely on the tarmac, where response crews were waiting. 

Everyone on board is okay. Passengers said they heard a loud "pop" from one of the plane's two engines after taking off. 

"As could tell as soon as we took off because I could hear the bang. We just kept on going back and forth, back and fort. We weren't climbing because we only had one engine working. It was pretty obvious that there was something wrong," said Marty Berardi of Elma, who was heading to Atlanta to play golf with friends.

Berardi says the flight was in the air for about 20 minutes. Delta says there were 174 passengers and five crew members on board. No injuries have been reported.

The incident came one day after a SkyWest flight from Chicago to the Hartford area made an emergency landing in Buffalo after three passengers lost consciousness while in the air.  The airline said a subsequent inspection found no mechanical problems.

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