US Airways jet heading to Charlotte returns to Austin, engine checked


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)s flight bound for North Carolina has safely returned to Texas after a cockpit light indicated a possible engine problem.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Flight 2896 left Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for Charlotte, North Carolina, but returned Sunday afternoon. Nobody was hurt.

US Airways spokeswoman Liz Landau says the plane carried 79 passengers and a four-person crew. Landau says the plane was about an hour into the flight when an engine indicator light went on. She says the airline is looking into the problem.

Messages left with the airline Monday were not immediately returned.

Passengers were routed on other flights.

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