Friday, January 5, 2018

American Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N992AN: Incident occurred January 05, 2018 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A flight to Mexico out of New York City's JFK Airport had to turn around and make an emergency landing after the plane experienced some sort of mechanical problem after takeoff Friday.

American Airlines Flight 2681 to Cancun took off just after 1 p.m. and encountered an engine-related issue, the FAA said.

Port Authority police said there was a report of an engine fire. The Boeing 738 landed safely at JFK at 1:20 p.m.

"The crew declared an emergency after the flight departed Kennedy Airport due to an engine-related issue," the FAA said in a statement.

The Port Authority Police union posted a photo of the plane, saying there was no evidence of a fire.

American Airlines said the plane will be checked out.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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An American Airlines plane bound for balmy Cancun had to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport after the crew declared an emergency due to an engine-related issue shortly after takeoff Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. 

No one was hurt, and flight 2681, a Boeing 738, landed safely at the Queens hub around 1:20 p.m., the FAA said.

It's not clear what happened, but airport sources tell News 4 someone thought they saw flames on one of the aircraft's wings. American Airlines said there was a mechanical issue, no flames, and the airport sources confirmed to News 4 there was no evidence of fire. 

News 4 has reached out to Port Authority.

It wasn't clear how many people were on the plane.

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