American Airlines plane makes emergency landing at ORF

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FILE – In this May 27, 2015 file photo, American Airlines aircraft taxi at Miami International Airport, in Miami. American Airlines says it has fixed a technology problem that was grounding flights to and from Dallas, Chicago and Miami on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Airport was under alert after an American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing Friday evening. 

Norfolk Airport Authority Deputy Executive Director Steve Sterling says the plane was flying from Philadelphia to Norfolk when it discovered a steering problem. 

The flight landed safely with about 65 passengers on board. 

Once the plane landed safely, it was towed back to the terminal. 

Officials from Virginia Beach and Norfolk also responded as a precaution for the emergency. 

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