Chicago-bound flight makes emergency landing at McGhee Tyson

Chicago-bound flight makes emergency landing at McGhee Tyson

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ALCOA (WATE) - A flight from Knoxville to Chicago had to return to McGhee Tyson Airport Tuesday morning due to a possible mechanical issue.

ExpressJet Flight #5969, operating as United Express, made an emergency landing at the airport around 9:35 a.m., shortly after it had taken off due to a maintenance alert in the flight deck.

The flight landed safely and without incident.

None of the 50 passengers on board were injured. They were all reaccomodated on another aircraft to Chicago.

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