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Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Omaha

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | July 02, 2015

Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Omaha

Passengers got more than they bargained for Tuesday night when their American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Omaha, Nebraska.

According to The Associated Press, American Airlines Flight 5730 was en route from Dallas when the pilot discovered an engine warning light had come on in the cockpit. The pilot then radioed officials at Eppley Airfield in Omaha to clear the runways for a priority landing.

The pilots reportedly shut down one of the two engines in the Bombardier CRJ-900 and successfully landed the plane at around 7:30 p.m. local time. There were no injuries reported amongst the 83 passengers and crew members onboard the flight.

The American Airlines flight’s emergency landing in Omaha wasn’t the first incident this week, though, as there were at least three other diverted flights that made headlines. TravelPulse reported Monday about a flight from New York City to Kuwait that was forced to land in Belgium due to an ill passenger onboard.

On Tuesday, TravelPulse reported a Canadian flight from Edmonton to Toronto made an emergency landing in Winnipeg after reportedly receiving a bomb threat. TravelPulse’s Patrick Clarke also reported Wednesday that an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to France was diverted to Ireland.

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