Delta plane with engine issue aborts takeoff at Rhode Island airport

WARWICK, R.I. — A Delta Air Lines jetliner aborted takeoff at a Rhode Island airport due to engine trouble on the same day a woman was killed aboard a Southwest Airlines plane that blew an engine in midair.

WPRI-TV reported Wednesday that the Delta plane safely returned to the terminal at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick on Tuesday. Airport spokesman Bill Fischer did not say what the specific problem was. Delta apologized to passengers.

Passenger Denise Rainville says she heard "a huge pop" and then smelled something burning.

The same day, a flight heading from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after its engine blew and shrapnel hit the plane. A woman died after she was partially blown out of a shattered window. Seven others were injured.

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