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Delta flight makes emergency landing in Cheyenne

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 15:38:31-04

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that there were no injuries among the more than 200 passengers and crew Friday afternoon when a Delta Airbus A321 headed from Salt Lake City to Detroit landed at Cheyenne Regional Airport.

Cheyenne Regional Airport director Tim Barth says the plane was cruising at about 35,000 feet around 3 p.m. Friday when pilots noticed rising temperatures in the cargo area.

After the plane landed and passengers were evacuated, firefighters checked out the plane and found no fire. Passengers were allowed to re-board and retrieve belongings.

Barth says Delta was to bring in a replacement plane Friday night to resume the trip.