Air Tran Airlines Detroit to Atlanta flight returns to Metro Airport after problem in flight

ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) - 7 Action News has learned that a flight from Detroit Metro Airport to Atlanta had to return to Metro because of a problem in flight.

Air Tran flight 282 departed from Metro at 11:41 am, headed to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It turned around shortly after takeoff and landed back at Metro 17 minutes after takeoff.

7 Action News is being told by the relative of a woman on the plane that passengers heard a loud metal-on-metal grinding sound before the flight turned around.

Metro Airport spokesperson Mike Conway confirms to 7 Action News that they were notified the plane was having engine troubles and that emergency personnel stood by in case of a problem during landing. However, the plane was able to land and taxi without any further incident.

Air Tran tells 7 Action News that the pilot returned because he felt there were engine issues.

There were 09 passengers on board at the time of the incident. No injuries have been reported.

The passengers are all being rebooked onto other flights so that they can continue on to their destinations.

Stay with 7 Action News and WXYZ.com for the latest on this developing story.

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