Precautionary landing: U.S. Air Express flight lands safely at McGhee Tyson
By Iva Butler | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A U.S. Air Express flight with 49 people on board made a safe precautionary landing at 2:10 p.m. Friday at McGhee Tyson Airport.
Flight 2467, which was en route from Charlotte, N.C.. to Tallahassee, Fla., was diverted to McGhee Tyson as a precaution after it was thought a tire blew on takeoff, according to a U.S. Airways media relations spokesman.
Several emergency vehicles lined up at a staging area at Springbrook Corporate Center in Alcoa in case they were needed.
The plane safely landed and the 46 passengers and three crew members deplaned shortly after landing.The Federal Aviation Administration tower was notified at 1:40 p.m. that McGhee Tyson had been asked to take precautionary standby measures, said airport spokeswoman Becky Huckaby.
After deplaning, U.S. Air officials were making plans for passengers to resume their flight to Tallahassee.
The plane is operated by TSA, which is the express carrier for U.S. Airways.