Monday, January 5, 2015

American Eagle Flight Turns Around, Comes Back to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW)

An American Eagle flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to El Paso had to turn around and return to the airport Monday afternoon after caution lights in the cockpit indicated a problem.

When it was initially reported, an official told NBC 5 a piece of the jet's rudder fell from the aircraft. 

A spokesperson for the airline now only confirms a possible mechanical issue and that they are investigating the incident.

AA Flight 5348 was an hour into the flight to El Paso International Airport when the plane was forced to turn around.

The pilot landed the jet, a CRJ-900ER, without incident shortly before 2 p.m. The pilot then taxied to Terminal B where all passengers were deplaned.

No injuries have been reported.

Story and Comments - First Officer at US Airways Express:   http://www.nbcdfw.com

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