Flight from Philly diverted to RDU


MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A flight from Philadelphia has been diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, officials confirmed Wednesday.

American flight 4488 arrived at RDU around 5:30 p.m. with 65 passengers on board, the Flightaware website said. The flight left Philadelphia at 4:29 p.m.

Republic Airways said the plane landed after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

The flight was scheduled to fly from Philadelphia to Jacksonville, Florida.

RDU spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said there were emergency vehicles on the ground but there was no word anyone was injured. She said there was a mechanical problem being investigated.

Airline officials said they are working on “reaccomodating passengers.”

The flight is a Republic Airways aircraft flying for American.

There were 65 passengers on board.

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