A Delta Air Lines flight bound for San Jose from Salt Lake City was delayed Thursday after crew members discovered on board what they feared was a hazardous material.

As it turned out, officials deemed the material non-hazardous after passengers were asked to "deplane" from Flight 1693.Greg Kennedy, manager of Delta's airport coordination center, said the 3 p.m. discovery delayed the flight's departure for two hours while hazardous materials crews made sure it would not harm anyone.

The liquid was in a 5-gallon container in the cargo bin of the aircraft. The container, originally shipped from Chicago and also bound for San Jose, had a crack that resulted in about a pint of the fluid leaking, Kennedy said.