Plane from Minneapolis lands safely in Pittsburgh after declaring emergency

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A flight from from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport landed safely in Pittsburgh today after declaring an emergency because of possible problems with the plane's hydraulic system, a Delta spokeswoman said.

The A320 Airbus, flight number 2334, landed safely at its destination of Pittsburgh International Airport without incident at 6:06 p.m. None of the 148 passengers or five crew members were injured, Delta spokeswoman Leslie Scott said.

When the pilot sees an indication that there may be a problem with an instrument it is standard procedure to declare an emergency, Ms. Scott said.

Emergency rescue trucks and the airport fire department were on standby for the landing, airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said. Upon landing, the plane was towed to the gate.

Such malfunctions are not common for the Pittsburgh airport, Ms. Jenny said.

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