US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing

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Airport officials in Vermont say a US Airways flight from Philadelphia landed safely despite problems with its wing flaps.

Rob Peterson of Burlington International Airport’s operations says the Vermont-bound plane’s warning light showed flap problems just before the landing Tuesday night.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the flaps help slow down a plane at landing, and that when they do not extend properly the aircraft lands at a faster speed.

Peterson says Flight 3316 landed while traveling faster than normal, and that a light warning about hot brakes came on when they were applied.

Chittenden County emergency responders met the plane when it landed without injuries to its 82 passengers and crew members.

It was the second emergency landing in two days, after a United Express pilot reported steering problems Monday.

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