American Airlines flight averts mishap after hitting object during takeoff
American Airlines averted a mishap narrowly. An American Airlines flight returned to the airport safely after it hit a sign adjacent to the runway.
American Airlines averted a mishap narrowly. An American Airlines flight returned to the airport safely after it hit a sign adjacent to the runway. No injuries were reported. According to a CNN report, there were 101 passengers and eight crew members on board. The incident took place Wednesday night. American Airlines' Flight 300 was reportedly taking off from New York's John F Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport when it hit the object.
According to the report, the sign, which directs pilots as they're going down the runway, was slightly off center. American Airlines in a statement said that the flight took off at 8:40 pm, but was back at JFK by 9:09 p.m and taxied to the gate. "American is swapping flight 300 to a new aircraft, as our team reviews the incident and inspects the aircraft," the statement said. "We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans and we are sorry for the inconvenience."
@AmericanAir could you please update on the status of Flight 300? They made an emergency landing. Have family in the flight.
— KD (@Kathrine82) April 11, 2019
"I was on the flight. Everyone safe, but could have been very bad," a passenger tweeted.
I was on the flight. Everyone safe, but could have been very bad. pic.twitter.com/UXaSAswk04
— Jeff (@Go_JeffB) April 11, 2019
Many others have also commented on a Twitter thread tweeted on @Kathrine82, "@AmericanAir could you please update on the status of Flight 300? They made an emergency landing. Have family in the flight."
"They landed safely and are in the lounge at JFK. The airline is trying to get them on another flight. My brother is on the flight, too. They hit something in the air and had to return. But everyone is ok," Laura Laser tweeted.
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