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Jet makes emergency landing at RDU

Posted August 15, 2008

— A Northwest Airlines flight from Indianapolis made an emergency landing Friday morning at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the pilot reported mechanical issues, officials said.

Forty-six passengers were on board at the time, officials said. There were no injuries  reported.


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  • chivegas Aug 15, 2008

    There are "emergency" landings at every major airport a few times a week. Thankfully the media is unaware of most of them. A false indicator can require an "emergency" landing. Is it newsworthy, not so much! Less than 1% of the time is an "emergency" landing an actual emergency.

  • Godschild43 Aug 15, 2008

    Thankful no one was hurt.

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Aug 15, 2008

    SubwayScoundrel, would you rather want the plane to crash?

    "Angel is back" and raldude, this is news ... good news since no one died. May be you two are too much living in the negative world, expecting planes to crash to make the news???

  • raldude Aug 15, 2008

    Obviously, WRAL ran out of news to report. This story takes up space and thats about it.

  • Angel67 Aug 15, 2008

    and this is news because why??????????

  • parr4246 Aug 15, 2008

    there have been quite a few emergency landings at RDU lately....

  • SubwayScoundrel Aug 15, 2008

    I fly quite a bit and something like it damages the nerves. I have been on a plane in another country getting ready for a 13 hour flight over the water and the plan just shutsdown and the engineers coming in and out of the cockpit had a worried and confused look on their face. All you can do is say "Give me another drink"

  • Panther Aug 15, 2008

    Yup the coffee pot would not work.

  • scarletindurham Aug 15, 2008

    wow. facinating.