VANDALIA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Passengers are safe after an American Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing Tuesday morning at Dayton International Airport.
Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes says something went wrong on American Airlines flight #5390. According to the airport's flight tracker page, it was traveling from Dayton to Charlotte, North Carolina. The tracker says 48 people were on-board the flight.
We know the plane took off and was already in the air when the issue happened, then turned around to make an emergency landing in Dayton. The issue was first reported as smoke coming from the cockpit. American Airlines just released this statement:
American Eagle flight 5390, a CRJ-200 operated by PSA Airlines, from Dayton, Ohio (DAY) to Charlotte, returned to DAY after an indicator light in the cockpit reported a possible mechanical issue. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate. Our maintenance team is currently evaluating the aircraft. All passengers are currently en-route to Charlotte on a replacement aircraft.
Hughes did say the plane has landed without incident and that firefighters were ready and on the runway if needed.