Updated--HAZMAT Situation on plane in Charlotte

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March 18, 2008

Charlotte, NC.--This morning there was a HAZMAT situation with US Airways plane at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The jet for flight 1961 had been parked overnight and was scheduled to depart at 10:40 a.m. to Tampa Florida, but was been delayed.
Firefighters took two black bags from the cargo area for testing, and they say there is no threat to the passengers.
The problem was at the "b" concourse.
Media reports from Charlotte Tuesday afternoon indicated the substance could have been jelly or cough syrup and was harmless.
The passengers continued on to Tampa on another plane after a three-hour delay.
There are four flights around that time of day between Augusta and Charlotte on US Airways, and those flights use the "e" concourse there, and US Airways web site indicates they were on time.

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