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Plane Forced To Return To RDU International

Posted May 28, 2002

— A Northwest Airlines flight that took off from

RDU International

was forced to make a landing shortly after taking off.

Flight 1727, a DC-9 heading for Detroit, was forced to land after its heat indicator light came on shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Airport officials said the indicator light turned off before it landed at RDU International.

There is a scorch mark near the right rear engine of the plane, but WRAL does not know if that had anything to do with the incident.

None of the 111 passengers were injured.

Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said the decision to return to RDU International was a precaution. She said mechanics are still checking the plane.

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