The travel industry has been very focused on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 all year, following the Ethiopian crash and the groundings across the world.

Once again, Boeing is in the news after one of their 737-800 aircrafts had a nose gear issue on Sunday morning, prompting an emergency landing.

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Delta Air Lines 1417 had departed from Tri-Cities Airport in Tennessee and was destined fro Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. However, it had to make an emergency landing at McGhee Tyson Airport at 9:17 a.m.

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“Delta apologizes to customers on flight 1417 from Tri-Cities to Atlanta that diverted to Knoxville out of an abundance of caution following a potential mechanical issue,” a Delta spokesman said in a statement.

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“The aircraft landed and taxied to the gate normally and is being inspected by maintenance technicians.”

Boeing is in the news after one of their 737-800 aircrafts had a nose gear issue on Sunday morning, prompting an emergency landing.

Boeing is in the news after one of their 737-800 aircrafts had a nose gear issue on Sunday morning, prompting an emergency landing.
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There were no injuries and the 129 customers were accommodated on another flight to Atlanta.

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While it’s unclear what caused the nose gear technical issue, the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate further.

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