Passengers Pray During Emergency Landing

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A routine Delta Connection flight turned shocking when one of the plane's wheels failed to come down.

One of the passengers managed to capture the tense moments on video camera where a flight attendant can clearly be heard yelling "heads down, stay down." The passenger's video has been posted on the Daily News website.

The Delta flight, operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, was on its way from Atlanta to White Plains, NY., Saturday, when the right gear of the plane became stuck. The pilots were forced to make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Sparks flew across the runway when the plane touched down, and one of the wings dragging along the tarmac.

Passengers said they prayed as they started the decent, and all 60 people onboard walked safely away.

"I've never prayed so hard in my whole life," passenger Loretta Hill said. "I was just crying and praying to God that we would be okay."

"I could feel the vibration, I could feel it bumping," passenger Jamie Pfeiffer said. "I heard a guy behind me say he saw sparks. The pilot was just awesome."

The pilot, Navy veteran Jack Conroyd, is being called a hero for the textbook landing.

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