US Airways jet held on the ground at Charlotte-Douglas Airport Monday afternoon (WCNC/AirStar)
CHARLOTTE -- A US Airways flight heading to New Orleans from Buffalo was held at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Monday afternoon, after officials said a suspicious note was found on board.
Flight 2045, an Airbus A319, from Buffalo was held on the airfield at Charlotte away from the terminal while officials checked out the aircraft. The flight was scheduled for an intermediate stop in Charlotte before going on to New Orleans.
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Helicopter news cameras showed emergency service vehicles on location near the aircraft. They also showed mobile stairs in place near the plane and buses stationed nearby.
Charlotte NBC station WCNC says airport officials in Charlotte note that there is no operational impact to operations at the airport.
Officials said there were 124 passengers and five crew members on board the aircraft. Passengers were offloaded from the aircraft and placed on buses before being allowed back on board the plane.
(WCNC Charlotte contributed to this report.)