Flight Bound for Los Angeles Makes Emergency Landing in Texas
An American Airlines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas Tuesday due to an apparent hydraulics problem.
According to Frank Heinz of NBCDFW.com, American Airlines Flight 2437 was traveling from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport to Los Angeles International Airport when the pilot reported a possible issue with the Airbus A319's hydraulic system.
The plane left Atlanta around 12:30 p.m. but was forced to make the emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at about 1:40 p.m. local time. The Airbus A319 touched down safely with no injuries reported, and the aircraft was towed to Terminal A, Gate 19.
The American Airlines flight was carrying 127 passengers when it touched down in Texas, and all onboard were removed from the plane and booked on other flights to their destination. The passengers were scheduled to take off at 4 p.m. local time and expected to land in Los Angeles at 5:11 p.m. local time.
Airline officials reported to NBC that crews were working on the plane to determine the source of the problem that caused the emergency landing, but no further information was available regarding the mechanical issues.
This is the second emergency landing for an American Airlines flight in as many days, as TravelPulse reported a plane that had departed from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was diverted to Florida Monday when one of the engine flaps reportedly malfunctioned.
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