Flights delayed after emergency landing at Hartsfield-Jackson

Passengers on ASA flight given vouchers, apologies

One runway remains closed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport following the emergency landing of a commuter jet, airport officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting departure delays of up to 45 minutes because of the small ASA regional jet.

ASA spokeswoman Kate Modolo said the plane had trouble engaging its landing gear just before 7 p.m.

Delta Flight 5414 reported the need to make an emergency landing around 6:42 p.m. on Thursday evening, airport spokesman John Kennedy said.

Hartsfield emergency vehicles were on the scene when the plane landed in the event of a crash, but weren't needed, Kennedy said.

The single runway -- one of five -- is closed while the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the cause of the malfunction, officials said.

The 19 passengers and three crewmembers on board the flight from Columbus, Ga., to Atlanta were uninjured, Kennedy said.

Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said all of the passengers were given flight vouchers and an apology from the airline.

ASA jets typically operate as commuter carriers for Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.

— Staff writer MaShaun Simon contributed to this story.