Delta flight has emergency landing at Metro Airport

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A Delta flight serving 244 passengers flying from Detroit to San Francisco had to make an emergency landing at Detroit’s Metro Airport on Thursday morning, the company confirmed.

The flight was scheduled to take off at 8:32 a.m., but departed at 8:48, according to FlightAware.com, a flight tracking site.

But the plane returned to Metro Airport by 9:26 a.m., after the flight crew “received an indication of a possible issue with one of the Boeing 767’s redundant power systems.”

The flight landed “without incident,” the company said, and taxied to a gate where passengers were taken off the plane and provided refreshments. The Detroit-to-San Francisco trip normally takes a bit more than four hours, according to FlightAware.com.

The company is sending a new plane to get passengers to San Francisco, it said.

jdickson@detroitnews.com