Saturday, January 27, 2018

American Airlines, Airbus A330-300: Incident occurred January 27, 2018 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX), Maricopa County, Arizona

An American Airlines flight headed toward Honolulu returned to Phoenix on Saturday afternoon because of a mechanical issue, officials said.

Flight 692 left Sky Harbor International Airportabout 2 p.m., but the pilot reported a mechanical issue and rerouted the flight back to the airport, Phoenix fire spokesman Capt. Rob McDade said. 

The plane carrying 270 passengers and 10 crew members was nearing California when the plane's maintenance indicator light turned on, said American Airlines spokeswoman Katie Cody.

Fire crews were staged at the airport's north runway at 3:30 p.m. Online flight-tracking systems showed the plane, an Airbus 330, landed about 3:35. McDade confirmed the plane landed without incident. 

Cody said the flight was canceled and passengers were being rebooked on other flights as of Saturday afternoon. 

No further details about the aircraft were immediately available.

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