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TODAY   |  April 03, 2014

Emergency landing left Delta passengers ‘scared’

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mechanical problem on a Delta Airlines flight bound for New York’s La Guardia Airport Wednesday night that forced the plane to make an emergency landing at nearby Kennedy Airport. NBC’s Tom Llamas reports.

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>> frightening moments for passengers on a delta flight from atlanta to new york. tom, good morning.

>> reporter: good morning. that flight was bound for laguardia airport last night but a mechanical problem led to an emergency landing . you can imagine how scary it was when they landed and then saw the runway turn into grass. delta flight 886 took off from atlanta last night and was scheduled to land at laguardia airport . the plane, carrying 123 passengers and crew had to divert to laguardia when they experienced low hydraulic pressure. they landed and came to stop on a grassy area just off the runway.

>> it was a little rough.

>> when they slowed down, it was a grating sound which made me nervous.

>> reporter: they needed to land at laguardia because it had a longer runway.

>> it's a scary thought to think something might happen on your way down.

>> reporter: there were no injuries to any passengers or the flight crew . they were later bussed to their original destination. i'm sure they were happy to be on a bus.