U.S. Airways flight forced back to O’Hare due to mechanical issue

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A U.S. Airways flight was forced to return to O’Hare Thursday because of a mechanical issue.

AirplaneFlight 563 took off for Phoenix just after 4:30 p.m.

The Sun-Times reports that passengers heard a loud noise right after takeoff, that could have come from the mechanism that controls the airflow into the engine.

The plane landed safely.

Maintenance crews are inspecting the plane.

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