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Delta Flight Skids Into Grass After "Scary" Emergency Landing at JFK



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    A Delta flight had to make an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport Wednesday evening because of hydraulic pressure problems, officials say. 

    Delta Flight 886 was scheduled to land at LaGuardia but had to divert to Kennedy when the plane's hydraulic pressure fell, according to a Port Authority official.

    It skidded off the runway and into a grassy area after making the emergency landing around 9 p.m.

    Passenger Victor Chemptob said the landing felt normal "up until the very end, when it felt like stopping short, someone slamming on the brakes."

    "It was a little scary," added Bhatia Tasneem, another passenger.

    "I have to admit, my heart started racing a little bit, and I was worried about what may or may not happen," she said. "You can't help but have that question when something like this happens."

    The crew was organized and calm and explained everything clearly to the passengers, they said. 

    There were no injuries to any of the 118 passengers or the flight crew. 

    The FAA and Port Authority say they're investigating.