Flight returns to Elmira-Corning Regional Airport after engine issue

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(WETM) – SkyWest 3870 to Detroit returned to the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning due to an engine issue.

Chemung County Sheriff’s Bill Schrom confirmed the engine issue after takeoff and said the flight returned safely to the airport.

FlightAware tracking data shows the plane’s brief flight before turning back to Elmira.

SkyWest Airlines released the following statement following the plane’s return to Elmira.

SkyWest flight 3870, operating as Delta Connection from Elmira, New York (ELM) to Detroit, returned to ELM shortly after takeoff due to an engine indication. The flight landed safely in ELM and we are working to help passengers resume their travels as quickly as possible.

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