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U.S. Airways jet bound for Charlotte diverted to Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:17pm

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.

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National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in Augusta area

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:40pm

 

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.

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