Faulty Flap Causes Concern for Lexington-Bound Comair Flight

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A faulty airplane flap prompted officials at Blue Grass Airport to call out emergency equipment early today, but there was no problem with the landing of a Comair flight from Atlanta.

Comair spokeswoman Kate Marx said the flap did not fully extend. It is used to slow down the plane when it is landing.

The flight carried 52 people, including three crew members. Marx said the flight left Atlanta at 10:50 p.m. last night and landed at 12:40 this morning. She said the plane was back in the air after it was inspected by maintenance workers.

Comair is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

Blue Grass Airport is the same airport where Comair Flight 51-91 crashed last year after taking off from the wrong runway, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard.

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