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Plane diverted at Charlotte Douglas

Air traffic controllers directed a USAirways flight to make a “missed approach” to Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday morning because a departing plane was still on the runway, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

Flight 2085, an Airbus A321 from LaGuardia Airport in New York made the missed approach to Runway 36 Right at about 8:30 a.m., Bergen said.

“We reviewed the operation and confirmed that all FAA safety requirements were met,” Bergen said in an email reply to the Observer. “A missed approach, also called a ‘go around,’ is a routine procedure initiated by pilots or air traffic controllers when a landing cannot be completed.”

Charlotte Douglas spokeswoman Lee Davis referred questions to the FAA.

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