• Plane returned to Charlotte with maintenance issue, sick passenger

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A plane that had a maintenance issue Thursday night had to turn around and return to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

    It was initially reported that the plane turned around for a sick passenger. The plane actually turned around before the passenger got sick.

    The flight was a U.S. Airways plane that was heading from Charlotte to Sacramento, according to U.S. Airways.

    Officials did not say what he maintenance issue was or why the passenger became ill.

    Passengers sat on tarmac while the passenger was taken off the flight.

    The passengers were moved to another airline.


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