Monday, October 29, 2012

Commercial aircraft makes emergency landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (KBHM), Birmingham, Alabama

A plane made an emergency landing Monday evening at Birmingham's airport, according to a spokesperson at the Birmingham Airport Authority.

Birmingham Airport Authority spokesperson Toni Herrera-Bast said the flight, which was a commercial flight, originated in Birmingham. The plane took off and then returned to the airport because of an unknown mechanical error.

"There was an emergency landing, it was an aircraft emergency," Herrera-Bast said. "It landed safely and it made it back to the gate without incident."

Everyone on the flight is safe, Herrera-Bast said.



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