Charlotte-bound plane makes emergency landing

An American Airlines plane flying to Charlotte from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport made an unplanned stop in Indianapolis Tuesday night.

An indicator light on Flight 1277 came on, possibly a signal of a mechanical concern. The alert reportedly led to an emergency landing, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

A video posted on Twitter suggested Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman may have been on board the plane. The tweet from @peanuttillman said, “Hopefully this will be my first and only emergency landing... #thankyouJesus

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