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HAPEVILLE | Plane rolls off taxiway at Atlanta airport
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ATLANTA -- No one was injured when a Delta plane rolled off a taxiway and into an embankment at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Tuesday morning.

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Two Delta maintenance workers were testing the engines on the Boeing 737-700 aircraft shortly after 5 a.m. when the brakes failed and the plane began to move, according to Delta spokesman Eric Torbenson.

Torbenson said the jet sustained "significant damage," according to USA Today.

No passengers were aboard the plane when it left Taxiway E and crashed into the embankment. The plane sustained damage, but the extent of it is not yet known, Torgenson said.

The FAA's Kathleen Bergen said a crane was brought in to move the plane Tuesday afternoon.

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