Plane headed to N.O. detained at CLT after suspicious note foundPosted: Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A US Airways flight has been detained at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after a suspicious note was found on board.
Officials from Charlotte Douglas International Airport say US Airways flight 2045 from Buffalo, New York, is being detained on the airfield after the discovery of a suspicious note on board the aircraft.
A US Airways spokesperson tells NBC Charlotte the plane landed safely at CLT at 1:40 Monday afternoon, after the crew reported a safety concern.
The flight was taxied to a remote area, away from the terminal, where it was met by law enforcement.
There were 124 passengers and a five crew members aboard the Airbus A319 aircraft, authorities say.
Airport officials say there is no operational impact to the airport. There was reportedly no threat to public safety.
Airport personnel is working to accomodate customers who may have missed connecting flights.
The detained plane was scheduled to depart CLT for New Orleans at 2:50.
The FBI has released the following statement:
Federal and local law enforcement agencies have cleared the scene at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. At this time, there are no indications there was a threat to public safety. The FBI conducted several interviews, the investigation is ongoing, but it does not appear at this time that a federal violation was committed. No additional details involving the investigation will be released.