Thursday, February 11, 2016

American Airlines, Airbus A319-100, N763US: Incident occurred February 11, 2016 at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say an American Airlines plane has landed safely after declaring an emergency and diverting to Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the plane landed and taxied normally late Thursday morning and firefighters were not needed.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says Flight 564 declared the emergency while flying from San Jose, California, to Phoenix.

Airport spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado says a mechanical problem was reported aboard the plane, which had 137 people aboard.

A reporter with the FOX LA station said on Twitter that all the passengers on the flight had been put on oxygen. That could not be immediately confirmed by CBS News.

American Airlines released a statement regarding the incident.

"American Airlines Flight 564 from San Jose, Calif., to Phoenix diverted to Los Angeles due to a mechanical issue. The aircraft, an Airbus A319 with 125 passengers and a crew of five, landed safely and taxied to the gate. Our maintenance team is currently evaluating the aircraft," the statement read. "We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience, and are working to get them to Arizona as soon as possible."


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