Flight from RDU makes emergency landing in Charlotte due to ‘possible mechanical issue’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A maintenance issue caused a plane carrying 98 passengers and five crew members to make an emergency landing at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for American Airlines says.

No injuries were reported and the plane made a safe landing.

According to American Airlines, the arrival city was changed to Charlotte for flight 2428, or the “Super 80,” from Raleigh/Durham to Dallas/Fort Worth.

Officials say they plan to asses the situation to decide if passengers will go back on the same plane or if a new aircraft will be used.

Fire officials say they were called out for the report, but as of 6:45 a.m., they were not on scene.

The airport is located on Josh Birmingham Parkway in southwest Charlotte.

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