I noticed an American Eagle bank hard and head dead in for the runway.. was kinda strange cause it did a hard bank and it was only about a mile or 2 out from the airport.. anyway, when it landed on the runway, it was an immediate reverse thrusters.. I mean, that RJ stopped in less than 300 yards.. then it turned off the runway, flung the doors open, and people just started jumping out the plane and running from the RJ before it even had a chance to completely stop.. kinda freaky.. I did see one person jump to the ground and never got up.. they called an ambulance for him.. fire trucks and rescue vehicles were called to the scene.. evidently it was smoke in the cabin.. anyway, they pulled it back to the AE side of Terminal C.. didn't quite catch the registration of the aircraft and wasn't sure if it was even heading to RDU or not..
I also caught sight of this private aircraft being used as a charter for the Shaw University basketball team (assuming).. anyway, didn't realize it was used for charter flights also.. very interesting..
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