Plane diverted to Birmingham for medical emergency

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Officials tell CBS42 someone on the plane was suffering chest pains, and the flight was diverted so they could get medical treatment.

ORIGINAL: Emergency response teams are on the scene of an American Airlines flight that was diverted to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Wednesday.

Officials say the plane was flying Charlotte to Austin, but diverted to Birmingham because of a medical emergency. The plane is on the runway, and response crews are on the scene.

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