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Plane runs off runway at Atlanta airport

March 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM   |   Comments

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ATLANTA, March 13 (UPI) -- A plane undergoing maintenance work left a taxiway and went down an embankment at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta Tuesday, officials said.

Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson said mechanics were testing the Boeing 737-700's engines when they "experienced a problem with the plane's braking system," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Only the two mechanics were on board the plane, Torbenson said. They were not injured.

The incident prompted a closure of the taxiway, but the Federal Aviation Administration said no flights were delayed.

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