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Delta flight lands at Athens airport; reported malfunction a false alarm

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Delta Air Lines flight 148 from Atlanta has landed safely at Athens International Airport.

According to an airport spokeswoman, there had been an indication of a fault in the plane’s braking system, but this turned out to be a false alarm.

The plane, carrying 248 passengers, landed at 10.56 a.m. local time (0756 GMT) without any assistance in the form of special foam, as had been reported in some media. Everyone on the plane is OK.