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US Airways jet makes emergency landing in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A US Airways passenger jet traveling from Charlotte to Charleston, W.Va., has had to turn around and make an emergency landing.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( that an airline spokeswoman says the crew heard a “loud and unsettling noise” shortly after the plane departed at around 2:30 p.m. EST Sunday. As a precaution, the plane turned around and landed at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport about an hour after it left.

The 44 passengers were then put on different flights.

It was unclear what caused the noise and the airline was investigating.

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