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Delta Airlines makes emergency landing in El Paso, Texas

Christian Fernsby |
A flight that left Salt Lake City, Utah for Mexico City Monday morning had to make an emergency landing a few hours later in El Paso, Texas.

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Topics: DELTA    TEXAS   

Delta Airlines flight 628 left the SLC International Airport around 9:30 a.m. en route to Benito Juárez International Airport.

The flight was then diverted to El Paso after an issue with the plane's cabin pressurization was detected, a Delta spokesperson said.

The airplane Boeing 757-200 appeared to have gone about 170 miles past the U.S.-Mexico border before turning around and returning to El Paso International Airport, according to

Delta says the flight landed safely and taxied to the gate.

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