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Kalitta Air B747 lands safely in Detroit after losing engine
Last updated: 24 October 2014

published: 20 OCT 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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A Kalitta Air Boeing 747 cargo plane, N709CK, experienced mechanical difficulties with one of the four engines while en route from Chicago-O'Hare to New York-JFK. Five crewmembers were aboard the airplane when it landed safely at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is believed that one of the four engines separated from the airplane while in flight over Lake Michigan. (Kalitta Air)