International flight under investigation after landing at OU airport

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ALBANY — An international aircraft is under investigation at the Ohio University Airport, according to a release from the Ohio University Police Department on Wednesday afternoon.

The release states that at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday OUPD was notified by the Department of Homeland Security that an international aircraft was landing at the Ohio University Airport without proper authorization.

Once on the ground, the pilot of the aircraft reportedly advised that he was traveling through United States airspace when a mechanical problem forced him to land unexpectedly.

As the OU airport is not a port of entry, Customs and Border Protection requested the occupants of the aircraft be detained until federal agents could respond.

As of 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, officers from the Ohio University Police Department remained at the airport to assist federal agents as they investigate the matter.

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