A jetliner bound for Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to Augusta Regional Airport after the U.S. Airways regional plane had mechanical troubles.
U.S. Airways Flight 5095 departed Tallahassee, Fla., at 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to the airline’s Web site. It landed in Augusta about 12:50 p.m.
The pilot called for an emergency landing in Augusta when an indicator light in the jet’s cockpit failed, said Martha Thomas, a spokeswoman for American Airlines, which acquired U.S. Airways. The indicator light was later repaired, she said.
A National Weather Service survey team determined that a tornado touched down Sunday in Aiken, and another hit Burke and Richmond counties with a third touching down in Edgefield County.
In a statement Monday, the agency said the Aiken tornado was rated as an “EF-2 with wind speeds around 115 mph,” and resulted in significant damage to trees and homes in the Woodside Plantation and Aiken Estates subdivisions.