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Plane at Charlotte airport detained after suspicious note found

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

A U.S. Airways plane was detained on the airfield after a suspicious note was found on board, said Lee Davis, a spokeswoman for Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Flight 2045 from Buffalo landed safely at about 1:40 p.m. Monday after the crew reported a security concern, said U.S. Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.

The flight taxied to a remote area away from the terminal where law enforcement was waiting, said Mohr.

The incident is still being investigated.

There were 124 passengers and five crew members on board the Airbus A319 aircraft. Mohr said the airline is working to accommodate those passengers who may have missed their connecting flights.

There has been no operational impact to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Davis said.

About 3:30 Monday, Davis said the incident had been cleared and normal operations had resumed. She directed further questions about the incident to the FBI.

Check back to www.charlotteobserver.com for more on this developing story.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; Twitter: @earriero
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