• Plane makes emergency landing at Charlotte-Douglas


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A US Airways plan landed safely after calling for emergency help from the air.

    Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Flight 4361 radioed that it was having possible mechanical issues.

    A US Airways representative said the flight, an Airways Express turboprop plane operated by Piedmont, was flying in from Lynchburg, Va., to Charlotte when a nose gear indicator went off. The plane declared an emergency landing and flew around Charlotte-Douglas International Airport’s tower to make sure that the landing gear was down.

    The plane was cleared to land without any issues.

    The plane was carrying 48 passengers and three crew members.

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