Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Incident occurred July 17, 2017 at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (KCHA), Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) says a passenger plane made an emergency landing at the Chattanooga airport around 7:45 Monday evening.

CPD believes the smoke originated in the cargo hold.

All passengers on the plane were evacuated. There were no injuries reported.

Passengers told our reporter at the scene that they heard a loud popping noise, and then they heard an announcement for an emergency landing.

Chattanooga Airport spokesman Albert Waterhouse says arrangements are being made to bring in another plane to get passengers to their destination.

NewsChannel 9's reporter on the scene says the plane appears to be a Delta flight.


CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A plane flying to Nashville was forced to make an emergency landing at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Monday night.

A passenger on board the flight tells Channel 3, the plane was forced to land because of a reported fire in the cargo area.

Airport officials say a sensor malfunctioned in the cargo area and there was no fire.

No injuries have been reported.


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