Charlotte-to-Atlanta flight diverted to SC

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Posted: May 04, 2011 3:11 PM

Officials say an AirTran Airways flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta was diverted to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina after a pilot noticed a problem with one of the plane's engines.

AirTran spokesman Christopher White says the pilot noticed a minor issue with one of two engines on AirTran flight 311 at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and opted to divert the plane to South Carolina.

White says the flight landed safely at the airport in Greer about 10 minutes later. Another airplane was flown in from Atlanta to take the 115 passengers to their destinations.

White says mechanics are looking at the Boeing 717 to see what might have caused a problem with the engine.