Plane lands in Buffalo after generator failures


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Delta Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The flight, operated by a regional airline, was going from Albany to Detroit and was considered to be in major trouble by emergency responders. Two of the plane’s three generators failed during the flight.

The call went out at 10:12 a.m. that the plane, a CRJ-200 commuter plane, was having difficulties; it landed safely and without incident by 10:21 a.m.

NFTA Spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer said, “It’s standard operating procedure. You never know what’s going to happen when you receive an alert and each one is treated with the utmost of urgency. Nothing is ever taken for granted because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

There were 54 people on board the plane, including passengers and crew. There were no injuries reported.

Two different pilots News 4 spoke to said that hypothetically, had all of the generators failed, the plane would still have been able to land. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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