Plane after emergency landing

An American Eagle plane at Mobile Regional Airport following an emergency landing on January 3, 2019. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - An American Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing at Mobile Regional Airport Thursday.

According to Mobile Fire-Rescue, the plane had a problem with its landing gear. Officials said the pilot reported that the front wheels would not lower.

The Bombardier CRJ-200ER plane circled the airport for several minutes as crews worked on the problem. Around 2:25 p.m., firefighters on the ground reported that the landing gear had extended and the plane landed around 2:30 p.m.

Emergency landing

Flight map of American Airlines flight

The American Eagle flight operated by PSA Airlines took off from Charlotte and was originally scheduled to land in Mobile around 1:55 p.m. Firefighters said 54 people were on board.

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