• Charlotte flight diverted to Alabama due to maintenance issue

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A flight from Charlotte had to be diverted after leaving the Queen City's airport.

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    American Eagle Flight 4672 left Charlotte Douglas International Airport a little before 11 p.m. Saturday and was heading to New Orleans.

    The airline told Channel 9 that the plane dropped from 38,000 feet to 10,000 feet in 10 minutes.

    An American Airlines spokesperson told Channel 9 the flight diverted to Montgomery, Alabama, for maintenance.

    Officials said the flight touched down in Alabama just after midnight Eastern time. 

    A new flight is scheduled to take passengers to New Orleans at 8 a.m. Central time. 

    American Airlines gave all passengers on board hotel accommodations.

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