American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Florida
A scary incident took place Monday afternoon when an American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The pilot aboard American Airlines Flight 2271 from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport made the decision to divert the Boeing 737 plane to Palm Beach International Airport after one of the engine flaps reportedly malfunctioned.
According to Kate Jacobson of the Sun Sentinel, the flight was carrying 134 passengers and six crew members when the issue arose, and the pilot was able to land the plane safely at Palm Beach International Airport just before 4:15 p.m. local time.
In a separate report, Julius Whigham II of the Palm Beach Post said American Airlines maintenance crews repaired the issue with the plane and returned it to service a short time later.
It’s been a busy week so far in terms of emergency landings on major airlines across the world. As TravelPulse’s Patrick Clarke reported Monday, a Delta Air Lines flight was diverted to Virginia due to a possible mechanical failure in one of the plane's engines.
In another report from TravelPulse, a Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in India Tuesday after a bomb threat was found on the bathroom mirror scribbled in lipstick.
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