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Emergency landing at JFK airport, pilot praised (video)

No one was hurt Saturday evening when Delta Connection Flight 4951 from Atlanta made its emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Sparks flew when one wing scraped the ground.

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With a flight attendant yelling over and over again "heads down, stay down," passengers ducked and prayed on a tense descent into John F. Kennedy International Airport as malfunctioning landing gear sent sparks flying and left one of the plane's wings dragging along the tarmac.

No one was hurt Saturday evening when Delta Connection Flight 4951, operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, made its emergency landing on its way to White Plains, N.Y., from Atlanta, said Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman.

"I could feel the vibration, I could feel it bumping," passenger Jamie Pfeiffer of Bridgewater, Conn., told the Journal News of White Plains about the right wing scraping the ground during the rough landing. "I heard a guy behind me say he saw sparks. The pilot was just awesome."

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