Airplane that made emergency landing in Gainesville headed to Charlotte
Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.
The U.S.Airways plane that made an emergency landing in Gainesville on Monday afternoon was headed to Charlotte and had just taken off from the Gainesville Regional Airport.
Laura Aguiar, spokeswoman for the airport, said no one was injured and most of the passengers aboard flight 2338 were able to be re-booked on a later flight to Charlotte. Some others were booked onto other flights to make their travel connections.
"The flight had just taken off at 2:43p.m.," Aguiar said. "The pilot called back at 2:48 p.m. with engine trouble and then he turned the plane around and returned where we had emergency crews on standby but they landed without incident."
The plane, a CRJ200 model, seats 50 and has two engines. Aguiar said the plane remained on the ground at the airport Tuesday morning awaiting a decision by U.S. Airways officials on how and where to have the engine examined.
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