Local NewsMechanical problems forced the American Airlines plane to make an emergency landing at LAX airport

Mechanical problems forced the American Airlines plane to make an emergency landing at LAX airport

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 10: Detail view of a Boeing logo before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on August 10, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 10: Detail view of a Boeing logo before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on August 10, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Getty Images)
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11:33 AM EDT, March 14, 2024

An American Airlines Boeing 777 was forced to make an emergency landing at LAX on Wednesday due to a suspected mechanical issue.

The pilot reported a possible mechanical issue prior to landing. Despite early reports that the aircraft had suffered a blown tire, an American Airlines spokesperson said it remains unclear what the issue was.

'Mechanical problem' caused one of its tyres to 'blow,' prompting pilots to declare an emergency. However, American Airlines officials rejected such claims, according to CBS News.

The aircraft, a 23-year-old Boeing 777, landed at LAX without any incident, American Airlines told Reuters.

This event occurred shortly after a similar incident where a Boeing 777 operated by United Airlines, departing from San Francisco International Airport, was forced to land at LAX due to a lost tyre. Additionally, on Friday evening, CBS News reported that another departure from SFO required an emergency landing at LAX due to issues with the aircraft's hydraulic system.

This is another situation involving a Boeing-manufactured machine in recent months. The FAA has issued a report on the US company's oversights and manufacturing errors.

Source: CBS News, New York Post

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