Governor's Plane Makes Emergency Landing At RDU

Governor Beverly Perdue was not hurt after her state airplane made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The plane, a 1998 Cessna Citation Bravo, was forced to land back at the airport shortly after takeoff around 12:35 p.m. The governor was en route to High Point to announce new jobs coming to Davie County.

The Governor's Office says the plane exhibited unusual vibrations after the landing gear was retracted and they decided to return to the airport. Prior to landing, an indicator light for hydraulic pressure came on.

The plane carried Perdue, her press secretary and a state trooper, along with two pilots.

Perdue decided to forgo the Triad trip and stay in Raleigh, while the aircraft is now being inspected by maintenance personnel.


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