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Delta flight to Hawaii returns to LAX after hydraulic emergency

A Delta Airlines flight that left Los Angeles International Airport for Kona, Hawaii, was forced to return to LAX on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing hydraulic problems, federal officials said.

Flight 1299 landed at LAX without problems at 4:47 p.m., said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Boeing 757 had about 185 passengers and crew members.

Gregor told The Times that the pilot declared an emergency and decided to return to LAX. No additional details were available.

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