FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – A regional passenger airliner made a safe emergency landing at Fargo’s Hector International Airport shortly before 2 this morning.

The CRJ-900 American Eagle Airlines jet with about 60 passengers on board was en route from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Bismarck when the pilot diverted to Fargo.

Airport Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein told KFGO News there was some type of mechanical problem. The plane landed without incident and was parked some distance from the terminal.

Tyler Morgan, of Abilene, Texas was one of the passengers.

The passengers were brought to the terminal to claim their luggage and waited for hotel shuttles.

Dobberstein said the airplane will be checked over later today to determine if it’s safe to fly.

Article by Don Haney and KFGO News