US Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing in NC
Pilot immediately turns around after 'loud noise'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 13, 2012 12:20 AM CST
An 'unsettling noise' convinced pilot to turn around.   (Aviationlover100)

(Newser) – A "loud and unsettling noise" convinced a US Airways pilot to turn around and make an emergency landing just after takeoff in North Carolina yesterday. No one was hurt, and the 44 passengers en route from Charlotte to Charleston, West Virginia, were placed on other flights. Mechanics are seeking the cause of the unnerving racket, an airline spokeswoman told the Charlotte Observer.