Plane makes emergency landing in West Virginia

AP News
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 9:57 AM
Plane makes emergency landing in West Virginia

American Eagle is sending a maintenance crew to West Virginia to examine one of its aircraft following an emergency landing at the Eastern Regional Airport.

American Eagle spokesman Ed Martelle says the twin-engine Bombardier jet landed without incident at the Martinsburg airport at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The plane was carrying 54 passengers and three crew members from Chicago to Washington when an indicator light on an instrument panel lit up.

Martelle says it's not yet known whether there was an actual problem.

American Eagle booked hotel rooms for the passengers and sent two buses Tuesday morning to take them to Washington.