American Airlines flight experiences issues after taking off from Charlotte Douglas

CHARLOTTE — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte are safe, despite disruptions in the air.

The flight took off from Charlotte Douglas Thursday afternoon and was heading to Gainesville, Florida. It was operated by Piedmont Airlines.

American Airlines said the pilot received a notification about a pressurization issue and immediately descended to a lower altitude until the plane could land safely.

It dropped around 15,000 feet while in flight.

Forty-eight passengers and three crew members were on board at the time of this incident.

However, no one was hurt, according to American Airlines.

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