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Miami-bound American Airlines flight diverted to RDU

Posted April 24, 2013

An American Airlines flight from New York to Miami was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday afternoon because of a mechanical problem, officials said.

Flight 1769 landed without incident and passengers were put on another plane, RDU spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said.

The second plane took off around 3 p.m. to deliver passengers to their final destination, she said.

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  • pulstar40 Apr 24, 2013

    Also glad no one was hurt, but just because they were taken to Miami, it doesn't mean they reached their "final destination." Miami is a huge stopover for points and islands south, so lots of folks could have missed their connection.

  • homebornNC Apr 24, 2013

    good to hear that no one got hurt.