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February 22, 2013
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US Airways flight forced to land

A US Airways flight bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, was forced to make an emergency landing this week in Florida while experiencing mechanical problems after departing from Jamaica, THE WEEKEND STAR has learnt.

According to www.charlotteobserver.com, the incident reportedly happened on Wednesday.

Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is that US Airways Flight 1232, from Montego Bay to Charlotte, left Jamaica about 3.20 p.m.

According to airline officials, the pilots reported hydraulic problems with the landing gear and landed the jet safely in Fort Lauderdale about 5 p.m.

The website said the flight was carrying 167 passengers, however, there are no reports of injuries.

Arrangements were made for the passengers to be transferred to another flight, which eventually took them from Fort Lauderdale to Charlotte.

- A.W.

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