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Cargo plane makes unscheduled landing at Eisenhower airport

A FedEx cargo plane is escorted by Eisenhower National Airport emergency crews following an unscheduled landing Tuesday afternoon. (May 3, 2016)
A FedEx cargo plane is escorted by Eisenhower National Airport emergency crews following an unscheduled landing Tuesday afternoon. (May 3, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

A FedEx plane made an unscheduled landing early Tuesday afternoon at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport after the pilot reported a mechanical issue.

The Airbus 300 was en route from Oakland, Calif., to Newark, N.J., when the plane sustained “hydraulic issues,” said Valerie Wise, a spokeswoman for the airport. There were two people aboard the plane.

The plane was able to make a safe landing at 1:02 p.m. at Eisenhower, Wise said.

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