updated 10/1/2007 3:38:57 PM ET 2007-10-01T19:38:57

A faulty airplane flap prompted officials at Blue Grass Airport to call out emergency equipment early Monday, but there was no problem with the landing of a Comer flight from Atlanta.

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The flap, which helps the aircraft slow down during landing, did not fully extend, Comair spokeswoman Kate Marx said.

The flight carried 52 people, including the passengers and crew.

Marx said the flight left Atlanta at 10:50 p.m. Sunday and landed at 12:40 a.m. Monday.

The 49 passengers and the three crew members were safe, Marx said.

She said the plane was back in the air after maintenance inspected it.

Comair is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

Blue Grass Airport is the same airport where Comair Flight 5191 crashed last year after taking off from the wrong runway, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard.

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