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American Airlines flight diverted to RDU because of mechanical issues, lands safely

Posted January 4, 2019 10:05 a.m. EST

A commercial plane with mechanical issues safely landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Friday morning.

The plane, a CRJ-200, was carrying seven passengers and three crew members on an American Airlines flight from Birmingham to Washington, D.C., the airline said.

The flight left Birmingham at 7:21 a.m. and landed at RDU Airport at 8:37.

The diversion did not impact other RDU flight operations, airport officials said.