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Delta flight to NYC returns to Pittsburgh for emergency landing after sensor alert

A Delta flight headed for New York City returned to Pittsburgh and landed safely in an emergency on Wednesday afternoon after a sensor was triggered, according to the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

A Delta flight scheduled for New York City came back to Pittsburgh and landed safely in an emergency on Wednesday afternoon after a sensor was triggered, as reported by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

No one was hurt on Delta flight 5807.

The aircraft, an Embraer 175, usually carries between 76 and 88 passengers.

The flight departed from Pittsburgh International Airport at 11:27 a.m. headed for John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it was supposed to arrive at 1:06 p.m.

However, a “pressure alert sensor” was activated, leading the pilots to decide to go back to Pittsburgh, according to Matthew Neistein, a spokesperson for the airport authority.

The aircraft was above Lycoming County in Northcentral Pennsylvania when it turned back. It landed in Pittsburgh at 12:48 p.m., according to FlightAware, an online flight tracker.

It’s unclear what type of pressure sensor was triggered during the flight, Neistein mentioned.

The plane was rescheduled to depart early this afternoon.

Delta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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