American Airlines Emergency Landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
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What: American Airlines en route from Raleigh to Chicago
Where: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
When: May 20, 2012, 8:15
Who: 138 passengers
Why: The American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80 en route from Raleigh to Chicago developed an oil leak in one engine after take-off.
Pilots made a loop over central North Carolina and returned to Raleigh, aborted an attempted landing, and then made a successful emergency landing. Emergency services, crash-fire-rescue trucks and firefighters were on standby.
American Airlines provided a replacement flight for passengers. No injuries were reported.
American Airlines “American”
Aircraft McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (twin-jet) (MD83/Q)
Origin Raleigh-Durham Intl (KRDU)
Destination Raleigh-Durham Intl (KRDU)
Route PACK6 AZELL HMV FLM HEVAN MZZ ROYKO3 (Decode)
Date Sunday, May 20, 2012
Duration 22 minutes
Status Landed yesterday.
Distance Direct: 0 sm Planned: 257 sm Flown: 114 sm
Departed 08:05AM EDT 08:12AM EDT
Arrival 09:52AM EDT 08:34AM EDT
Speed 393 kts
Altitude 34,000 feet