Delta Airlines plane from Orlando loses part of wing during flight

Plane landed safely in Atlanta

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A portion of this plane's wing fell off during a flight between Orlando and Atlanta.

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Delta flight from Orlando landed safely in Atlanta after declaring an emergency because a part of the plane's wing was missing.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Flight 2412, with 179 passengers and six crew members, landed without incident about 7:10 p.m. Sunday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The airplane, a Boeing 757, stopped on the runway and was towed to the gate.

After the flight landed, Delta officials told the FAA that a four-foot by eight-foot panel from one of the airplane's wings was missing.

"Crew members aboard Flight 2412 reported an access panel had come off the plane's wing while in flight," said Delta spokesman Anthony Black.

The FAA is investigating.

There was no word from Delta on how many passengers were on the plane.

No injuries were reported.

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