NC gov's jet makes unscheduled landing, none hurt

April 20, 2012 - 2:55 PM

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A state-owned jet carrying North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has made an unscheduled landing after concerns the plane's landing gear wasn't working properly.

Perdue press secretary Chris Mackey said the Cessna Citation left Raleigh-Durham International Airport about 12:30 p.m. Friday, but its pilots decided to return when the aircraft began vibrating excessively soon after takeoff. Mackey said the plane landed safety with all the landing gear working and emergency equipment on standby at the airport. No one was hurt.

The plane carried Perdue, Mackey and a state trooper, along with two pilots. Perdue was heading to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro for a furniture jobs announcement in High Point.

Mackey said the plane was being inspected by maintenance workers.