CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in Florida after experiencing mechanical problems following takeoff from Jamaica.

US Airways Flight 1232, flying from Montego Bay to Charlotte, left the Jamaica resort city at 3:20 p.m., according to airline officials. But the pilots reported hydraulic problems with the landing gear and landed the jet safely about 5 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale, according to an airport official there.

The flight was carrying 167 passengers, and there were no injuries.

The passengers were booked on another flight, from Fort Lauderdale to Charlotte, and arrived about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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