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A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 makes emergency landing due to a mechanical problem

Knoxville, Tennessee - On May 12, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 made an emergency landing due to a technical issue in front wheels of the landing gear.

Flight 1417 from Delta Air Lines took off from Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, Tennessee on May 12 at 8:19 a.m. and was en route to Atlanta when the incident happened.

The aircraft then diverted to the McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, Tennessee, and landed safely at 9:16 a.m.

Passengers were transported to Atlanta with another aircraft from there.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would investigate the incident.