An Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight from Columbus to Atlanta had to make an emergency landing Thursday night because of a landing gear malfunction.
There were no injuries among the 19 passengers and three crew members, ASA spokesperson Allison Baker said Friday afternoon.
The landing, which brought out the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport emergency vehicles, is under investigation by ASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
The 50-seat CRJ-200 Bombardier, flight 5414, left Columbus at 5:10 p.m.
“The pilot got an unsafe gear indicator,” FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen said.
The pilot was able to put the plane on runway 27-Right without incident, according to Bergen. The passengers and crew were able to leave the plane without using the emergency chutes, Baker said.
The incident shut down one of Hartsfield-Jackson’s five runways. It backed up air traffic in and out of Atlanta, Bergen said.
“The runway was closed for several hours,” Bergen said.
ASA, which is the Delta connector, operates four to five flights a day between Columbus Metropolitan Airport and Atlanta.