Plane lands safe after having to turn back to Atlanta

One of the five runways at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International was shut down for a time Thursday night due to a plane which experienced a small fire during a landing.

A spokesperson for the FAA said Delta Air Lines 673, a Boeing 757, from Atlanta to Quito, Ecuador was forced to turn around to Atlanta after reporting a hydraulic problem. The brakes of the plane locked up during the landing and officials said it caused a small fire in the main gear.

Firefighters at the airport rushed to extinguish the fire and the plane was towed to the gate.

None one aboard the plane was injured. The passengers were put on another plane to the destination.

Runway 27 Right was shut down for a time while workers inspected it for damage and potential debris.