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Plane makes emergency landing at RDU

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Planes park at jetways at Terminal 2 at RDU in Morrisville. Planes park at jetways at Terminal 2 at RDU in Morrisville.
MORRISVILLE, N.C. -

A flight made an emergency landing at RDU Thursday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman for the airport.

American Eagle flight 3419 landed safely at RDU around 3:20 p.m., said Mindy Hamlin, spokesperson for RDU International. The flight took off from Atlanta and was scheduled to land at New York LaGuardia.

American Airlines said a warning light in the cockpit prompted the response. Mechanics are checking the plane to see if it is safe to continue flying or if a new plane is needed.

Four crew members and 54 passengers were on board the flight, an American Airlines spokesperson said.

The flight was canceled just after 6:45 p.m. stranding passengers at RDU. Most passengers will stay overnight with accommodations provided by American Airlines. The airline said a new flight to New York will depart in the morning.

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