Friday, March 16, 2018

American Eagle, Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900: Incident occurred March 16, 2018 at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), Texas


A plane that prompted an emergency call for an 'aircraft in trouble' landed safely at the San Antonio International Airport Friday afternoon.

The San Antonio International Airport released the following statement concerning the incident:

At approximately 4:00pm today at San Antonio International Airport, an American Airlines plane made a precautionary landing due to a possible aircraft system malfunction. Emergency response personnel were on the scene when the plane landed safely with 82 passengers on board. 

Original article can be found here ➤

An airplane that reported a potential brake malfunction Friday afternoon has landed safely. That same aircraft is back in use after inspection.

More than a dozen fire units were standing by at San Antonio International Airport to assist the American Eagle plane returning to San Antonio after a distress call.

Aircraft officials reported a potential malfunction with the airplane's braking equipment. The plane headed for Phoenix landed back in San Antonio shortly after 4 p.m.

According to American Airlines public relations officials, the flight was going from San Antonio to Phoenix, In mid-air, there was an indicator in the cockpit that there was a potential mechanical issue.

As a precaution, the flight returned to San Antonio mid-flight. There were no injuries on board nor any official emergencies declared. The team on the ground inspected the aircraft and cleared it to carry on.

A spokesperson for the San Antonio Fire Department says that 82 passengers were onboard the plane, American Airlines flight 5803. The passengers re-departed for Arizona at 5:45 p.m. Officials say there is no further cause for concern.

Original article can be found here ➤

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