Charleston flight to Dallas, TX diverted to Montgomery, AL because of engine problems

Charleston flight to Dallas, TX diverted to Montgomery, AL because of engine problems
American Airlines flight No. 2083 on the tarmac at Montgomery Regional Airport (Source: WSFA)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Dallas-bound flight that took off from Charleston International Airport on Tuesday morning has been diverted to Montgomery , Alabama because of engine problems, according to Montgomery Airport Police Chief Bob Hendrix.

American Airlines flight No. 2083 took off from Charleston at 7:37 a.m. from gate B5 and landed in Montgomery, Alabama at 8:05 a.m., according to information provided by FlightAware.

All passengers are safe and have deplaned, Hendrix said.

A mechanic is headed to the scene to see if the plane can continue onto Dallas or if another plane will be needed to continue passengers onto Dallas.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates as they become available.

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