Passengers on board an airplane headed to South Bend had a scare Wednesday afternoon.
Around 1:30, Delta flight 4289 took off from Minneapolis, but around a half-hour later, the plane had to turn around. The reason - the flaps on the aircraft failed.Randy Bright of South Bend called WSBT-TV to tell us about the problem. "The landing was faster than normal, but exciting," he said.
Patrick Hogan is a spokesman with Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and confirms the malfunction.
Bright says about 40 passengers were grounded in Minnesota for a little more than 90 minutes before leaving again for South Bend.
The flight attendant made everyone feel comfortable. Bright says the attendant told the passengers the landing back in Minneapolis would feel like a sports car.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and Bright says the pilot did a great job.
When they landed back in South Bend just before 6 p.m., Bright says he looked out the window and never thought he would have liked to see the Toll Road and Bypass, and he's happy to be home.