May 22, 2018
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Mechanical problem forces US Airways flight to make emergency landing at Bangor airport

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A mechanical problem late Thursday afternoon prompted a US Airways flight to make an emergency landing at Bangor International Airport.

The aircraft, a Canadair CRJ-200, was en route from Bangor to Philadelphia when at 4 p.m., less than half an hour after takeoff, it developed a mechanical problem involving the flaps on the back sides of its wings, BIA Director Tony Caruso said.

The flight landed about 30 minutes later without incident, Caruso said. He said none of the 52 people who were aboard the airplane were injured.

“Those are the ones we like,” Caruso said of Thursday’s outcome.

Caruso said US Airways was working to find passengers alternate travel arrangements as of 5:30 p.m.

In accordance with the airport’s emergency protocol, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from the Bangor Fire Department from the nearby Maine Air National Guard base were called to BIA, where they stood by until the emergency was declared over.

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