An American Eagle CRJ900 has been evacuated after takeoff at Charlotte International airport.
Passengers on an airplane at Charlotte International airport could be seen standing on the tarmac outside of their flight Monday.
The aircraft came from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to Charlotte International Airport.
The CRJ900 has been evacuated after a high speed rejected takeoff to Orlando International Airport.
BREAKING: Chopper 9 is over Charlotte Douglas, where a plane's doors are broken out and passengers are standing on the taxiway. Officials say there was an odor on board. https://t.co/pAYMJbzr27
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American Airlines released a statement shortly after the incident.
“Shortly after 9:30 a.m. ET, American Eagle Flight 5594 operated by PSA Airlines, halted takeoff from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) due to reports of a potential odor in the cabin. The aircraft stopped safely on the taxiway where customers were asked to deplane through boarding doors onto the ramp. Buses were used to transport customers back to the terminal where they are expected to board another aircraft for continuing service to Melbourne, Florida (MLB). We thank our customers for their patience and our flight crew for their efforts to ensure the safety of all those on board.”