Tire issue grounds Delta Detroit-to-Florida flight

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
A Delta plane sits on the tarmac at an airport.

A Delta flight from Detroit to Florida landed safely Wednesday after it had a problem with one of the tires on its landing gear, airline officials said.

The plane took off about 8:30 a.m. and landed in West Palm Beach about 11:15 a.m.

Delta flight 1930 from Detroit to West Palm Beach landed safely and without incident after one of the aircraft’s tires deflated shortly after takeoff from Detroit," the company said in a statement. "The aircraft taxied to the gate and passengers deplaned normally in West Palm Beach. Customer and crew member safety remains Delta’s top priority.”

Officials said the jet, an MD-90, has four main landing gear tires and one of those tires deflated.