Commercial flight lands safely after emergency landing

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A commercial airline that declared a need for an emergency landing has landed safely at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania told WLOX News the flight was carrying 53 passengers on board. Chief Papania said the flight indicated it was having some difficulties so precautionary steps were taken for its landing.

The airline landed shortly before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. It is not clear which airline was involved in the emergency.

No word yet on what kind of problems the flight was experiencing that called for the emergency landing.

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