Passengers evacuated after Delta flight blows tires

- Passengers were forced to evacuate a Delta Airlines flight at Atlanta airport Wednesday morning due to two deflated tires, according to a spokesperson for the airlines.

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Lisa Hellerstedt said ExpressJet flight 5508 aborted take off at 9:22 a.m. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The flight was headed to Tulsa.

All passengers were transported back to the terminal on buses, and have been accommodated on another aircraft, she said.

Delta released the following statement to FOX 5 Atlanta: 

"ExpressJet flight 5508, operating as Delta Connection from Atlanta to Tulsa, aborted takeoff at approximately 9:22 a.m. ET at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after two tires deflated. Passengers were safely deplaned through the main cabin door and transported back to the terminal on buses as maintenance crews work to tow the plane off the runway. Passengers have been accommodated on another aircraft that will continue on to the original destination."

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