After a faulty indicator on an Embraer E145 reported a fire onboard, US Airways flight 3518 made an emergency landing at is original point of departure, Bradley International Airport (airport code BDL) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut right before noon today. The airport is about 13 miles north of Hartford.
The flight, carrying 49 passengers and three crew members, originally departed BDL around 11:30 a.m. today. The emergency landing occurred about 15-20 minutes after takeoff. Despite the indicator reporting a fire, it was confirmed by airline officials that there was not a fire onboard; none of the passengers or crewmembers sustained any injuries during the emergency landing.
Flight 3518 was headed to Pittsburgh International Airport (airport code PIT).
An airline spokesman reported that the passengers would re-board the same plane, and the flight would continue to Pittsburgh as scheduled. Per the US Airways website, Flight 3518 eventually departed Bradley International Airport at 2:14 p.m. It’s originally scheduled arrival time of 12:54 p.m. into Pittsburgh International Airport was delayed. The flight finally arrived at 3:44 p.m.
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