American flight Akron-CLT declares emergency

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An American Airlines regional flight between Akron, OH and Charlotte Douglas (CLT) has declared an emergency and diverted to Cincinnati.

American Airlines flight OH5320, a Canadair CRJ-702ER from Akron (CAK) declared the emergency with code 7700. The flight is currently on diversion to Cincinnati (CVG).

American OH5320 Akron-Cincinnati

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Diversion to Cincinnati CVG

Flight OH5320 declared the general emergency whilst in the cruise near Charleston and is diverting to Cincinnati (CVG), maintaining FL110 (11,000 feet).

Flight data shows that OH5320 made an on-time departure out of Akron at 08:33 EST today.

The flight continued normally, climbing to FL320 before descending and declaring an emergency. The aircraft squawked transponder code 7700 at 14:00 UTC near Charleston.

At that time, the aircraft then initiated a diversion to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The nature of the issue is not yet known.

Update 14:30 UTC

The flight has now left FL110 and is on descent into Cincinnati (CVG), maintaining squawk code 7700.

The aircraft conducting the service is a Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-702, registered N529EA. The regional jet is a 13-year old aircraft belonging to US carrier American Airlines.

PSA Airlines operate the regional jet under the American Eagle regional subsidiary.

Update 14:45UTC

Flight OH5320 now established on final approach for diversion airport CVG, passing through 1,000 feet.

With the aircraft maintaining the emergency transponder code 7700, the nature of the problem is not yet clear.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a public international airport located in Boone County, Kentucky. the airport serves the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Here’s a summary of the airport:

  • Location: Boone County, Kentucky, near the community of Hebron
  • Serves: Cincinnati metropolitan area (tri-state)
  • IATA code: CVG
  • Hub for: Delta Air Lines, Amazon Air, Atlas Air, Polar Air Cargo, Kalitta Air

Key facts about CVG Airport

Opened in 1947
Covers an area of 7,700 acres
Offers non-stop passenger service to over 50 destinations in North America and Europe
Handles numerous domestic and international cargo flights daily
6th busiest airport in the United States by cargo traffic
Fastest-growing cargo airport in North America

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines is an American regional airline headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group. The carrier operates flights under the American Eagle brand.

PSA operates an all-jet fleet of Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, flying to nearly 100 destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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