Charlotte flight from Florida makes emergency landing

Charlotte flight from Florida makes emergency landing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — An emergency landing due to a possible in-flight mechanical issue was reported at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Wednesday.

The flight was traveling from Fort Myers, Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina. Online tracking sites indicated the plane dropped in elevation over Savannah.

The aircraft landed safely around 8 a.m. and the emergency alert was terminated.

American Airlines initially told Queen City News the flight was operating normally. When asked for further details American stated that the “aircraft landed safely with no issues.” American later confirmed the flight “safely arrived in Charlotte following a possible mechanical issue.”

Statement from American Airlines Wednesday:

“American Airlines flight 1646 with service from Fort Myers, Florida (RSW), to Charlotte (CLT) safely arrived in CLT following a possible mechanical issue. The aircraft landed without incident and taxied to the gate under its own power.”

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