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Plane has mechanical problems

June 30, 2009

A King Air turboprop airplane had difficulty maintaining altitude due to a mechanical problem as it was approaching Hagerstown Regional Airport Tuesday afternoon, an official said.

The plane landed safely and was able to taxi to a hangar, said Phil Ridenour, chief of the Hagerstown Regional Airport Crash Fire Rescue unit.

Ridenour, who was notified at 1:55 p.m., did not have more details about what happened on the plane.

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