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Delta flight bound for Detroit makes unscheduled Amsterdam landing

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A screenshot from FlightRadar24 shows Flight 99's path over the English countryside. A screenshot from FlightRadar24 shows Flight 99's path over the English countryside.
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An international flight from Paris to Detroit circled over the English countryside to burn off fuel before landing in Amsterdam for inspection, a Delta representative said Wednesday.

The representative says the flaps on Delta Flight 99 (DAL99) were unable to retract after takeoff from Charles De Gaulle Airport earlier this morning. But before the plane could land, pilots needed to burn off enough fuel to be at proper weight for landing.

Flight 99 landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after 10 a.m. for inspection, according to Delta's flight tracking page.

Airline officials said the landing was "uneventful" and passengers are being rerouted.

The Airbuss 330 has 298 passengers, 11 crew members and had been scheduled to land at Detroit Metropolitan Airport at 1:35 p.m. ET.

Stay with myFOXDetroit.com for more updates as they become available.

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