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      Blown engine delayed flights at Birmingham airport

      All runways at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport are now open.{} A runway was closed temporarily Thursday morning after a flight had technical difficulties prior to a flight's take off.{} Passengers on Delta flight #667 tell ABC 33/40 take off was aborted after what the passenger called "a loud boom."{} We're told the plane was taken back to the terminal because an engine blew.

      Debris from that engine was scattered along Runway Six.{} Airport crews rushed to clean up the debris.{} The runway was closed for a short period, which caused some delays.

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