Gov. Perdue's plane made a safe emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International airport this afternoon after a plane malfunction, her spokeswoman said Friday. No one was injured.
Her plane was on the way to make to make a job expansion announcement when her plane exhibited unusual vibrations in connection with the retraction of the landing gear, and a decision was made to return to RDU, according to Chris Mackey, her press secretary.
"Prior to landing, an indicator light regarding hydraulic pressure became illuminated,” Mackey said. "Out of an abundance of caution, and based on standard operating procedure, the pilot asked to have emergency equipment standing by on sight for the landing.
"The aircraft landed safely at RDU," she continued. "No one was injured and the aircraft is now being inspected by maintenance personnel."