Sunday, October 13, 2019

Piedmont Airlines, Embraer ERJ-145, N628AE: Incident occurred October 13, 2019 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), North Carolina

Piedmont Airlines Inc on behalf of American Airlines Inc 

RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Piedmont Air flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport made an emergency landing at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport because smoke odor in the cockpit was reported, Federal Aviation Administration officials confirmed with Channel 9.

The flight destined for the Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport landed safely at 6:49 p.m. Sunday.

The  Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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MORRISVILLE, North Carolina — Smoke in the cockpit prompted an American Eagle airplane en route from Charlotte to Virginia to make an emergency landing Sunday evening at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the airport said Flight 4911 was carrying 45 people on the plane when it was diverted to RDU.

The flight departed Charlotte shortly after 4 p.m. and had been due to arrive in Hampton/Newport News/Williamsburg shortly thereafter, according to the plane's itinerary on the American Airlines website.

The pilots landed the plane at RDU after they smelled smoke.

No injuries were reported and the plane landed safely at RDU, authorities said.

One passenger requested an evaluation from medical authorities, however.

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