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.