A ground stop was triggered Tuesday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, according to the FAA.
It happened around 10 a.m. According to an FAA advisory, the emergency ground stop was issued after a plane’s air conditioning leaked fuel. The plane made an emergency landing as a result.
The airport was reduced to one runway, the FAA said.
The flight was #DL2481 from Charlotte to Oklahoma City.
The Boeing 717 (reg. N925AT) safely returned to Charlotte.
New video sent to me from a Twitter follower of the plane at Charlotte Douglas that needed an emergency landing. @HannahGoetztv is live at noon
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“We apologize to our customers on Delta flight 2481 from Charlotte to Detroit that returned to Charlotte shortly after departure following a reported aircraft fuel system issue. The aircraft landed and taxied to the gate under its own power, where it will undergo inspection.
“Customers are being reaccommodated on alternate flights out of Charlotte to most quickly get everyone to their respective destinations. Safety, as always, remains Delta’s top priority.”