Plane That Left Mpls. Makes Emergency Landing In Wis.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A twin-engine regional jet has landed safely at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison after reporting engine trouble.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says Delta Mesabi Flight 3637 was en route from Minneapolis to Dayton, Ohio, Friday afternoon when one of the plane’s engines went out.

None of the 40 passengers were injured. Airport spokeswoman Jennifer Miller says the plane was brought to a gate where the passenger disembarked normally.

The FAA’s Cory says regional jets like Flight 3637 are designed to fly on one engine. FAA regulations, however, require the pilot to report immediately whenever one of the engines goes out. She says the FAA will investigate what went wrong.

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  1. T says:

    Have we forgotten about MESABA Airlines? Good fact checking.

    Also, I doubt the planes are designed to fly on a single engine, but they can in an emergency. That’s why they are equipped with two.

    1. Don says:

      You should find something better to do with your time. Your first comment makes no sense. They called it Mesaba Airlines. Why would you ask if we forgot about it?
      Also, stating your doubts about aircraft design is ridiculous without stating your qualifications to have such doubts. It makes you look like a loud mouth fool. I’m just guessing that appearance isn’t far from reality.

      1. Reagan says:

        Don, no they spelled it Mesabi, these people writing stories on this website have horrible editors or none at all. So, no they didn’t call it MESABA.

  2. Rob says:

    i hate airplanes as it is….I would hate to be a passenger on that flight

  3. DonalDdoo® says:

    You should find something better to do with your time. Your first comment makes no sense. They called it Mesaba Airlines. Why would you ask if we forgot about it?
    Also, stating your doubts about aircraft design is ridiculous without stating your qualifications to have such doubts. It makes you look like a loud mouth fool. I’m just guessing that appearance isn’t far from reality.

    1. who cares who I am says:

      @ don – stop repeating yourself and find something better to do with your time –😉

  4. Renee says:

    a pilot friend of mine once explained the safety principle of flight as being redundancy….. doubles of stuff – like engines…. so I get the impression a plane can operate safely although maybe not efficiently on just one engine….. the reason for two is so the plane DOES have an extra incase one fails… just think if it was designed with just one engine and it failed…. then there’d be a lot of passengers up poop creek w/o a paddle!

  5. george says:

    yes- all planes must pass a test by FAA to be able to stay airborne(2 engines) when 1 engine is stopped in flight.I’m a retired acft mechanic 20 years…

  6. John says:

    I think there should be an airline named, “Wasabi” and it could hire all kinds of hot babes for attendants and make it a party in the air. Like a Hooters with wings! Just think of the mottos and tag-lines for an airline like that! Wooo-hoooo! The Hottest Time at 30,000 feet. Sizzzling Fast Flights. Get High with Wasabi Air!

    1. Mhm, mhm, mhm. says:

      YES PLEASE. I like.

  7. Ryan says:

    Story on main page – Mpls. Jet Emergency Landing. Actual story – plane that left MPS had an emergency landing in Dane County.

    WCCO…I’m disappointed in you, and in your new website.

    You were my favorite news station, but you are slowly losing my respect. Tell the real story.

  8. Hunter says:

    It’s Mesaba, not Mesabi. How do you get your hometown connection airlines name wrong? Geez.

  9. Beckie says:

    As a matter of fact, Hooters did start an airline and it did not last very long. They went bankrupt.

    You would not think that it would be very difficult to spell “MESABA” as it has been a Minnesota company for 66 years and is the longest running regional airline.

  10. getridofem says:

    Lots of air-heads posting all the time–why does anyone think that the most of them would ever do any searching or checking of facts–just post and spout off with comments and half-thruths.

  11. Devoided says:

    I have to agree with Ryan…..very misleading headline on the main page…I thought I missed a fireball

  12. P.J says:

    Some of the most declining jobs in the job markets are reporters and proofreaders. This story is a prime example of that.

  13. Kallaster says:

    1. Yes, these planes can fly with on one engine.
    2. The airline is called Mesaba Airlines.
    3. The story is not about the Mesabi iron range in nothern MN.

  14. Keith says:

    Who Cares, all you people have way too much time on your hands

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