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Emergency Alert issued after smoke on plane at Charlotte airport

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CHARLOTTE. NC (WBTV) -

Emergency crews are investigating after smoke filled a plane at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Thursday evening.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, smoke filled a plane that was on the ground at the airport around 6:15 p.m.

Air traffic controllers issued an "Alert Three" which typically that an accident is imminent or has occurred, requiring immediate dispatch of emergency equipment to the scene.

Firefighters say while smoke filled the plane, there was no obvious fire onboard.

Mechanics are checking out the plane to find out where the smoke was coming from.

WBTV has learned that no people were on the plane at the time, so it did not need to be evacuated.

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