In Michigan
7:06 am
Tue July 7, 2009

FAA: Regional jet makes emergency landing in Mich.

TITTABAWASSEE TWP., MI – The Federal Aviation Administration says a regional jet has made a safe emergency
landing at MBS International Airport.

FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says an emergency was declared aboard Northwest Flight 2902 flying from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to MBS shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. She says the plane landed without incident about 20 minutes later.

Thirty-two passengers and three crew members were on board. Cory says the pilot "had an issue" with the flaps on the jet's wings. The incident is under investigation.

MBS International serves the Saginaw-Midland-Bay City area. Joe Williams, a spokesman for Memphis, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp., which operated the flight, says the emergency was declared simply as a precaution.