An American Airlines flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport made an overnight emergency landing in Grand Rapids, Michigan due to a “potential mechanical problem”.
The airline said Fox Business in an emailed report Saturday that the plane departed the airport at around 8:30 p.m. CDT and landed safely and without incident shortly after 10:30 p.m. EDT.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
According to Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids Airport’s director of public safety and operations Lisa Carr said in a statement that the plane had alerted Gerald R. Ford International Airport to potential smoke in the cockpit.
An American Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft takes off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy-en-France near Paris, France on December 2, 2021.
In addition, an aircraft rescue and fire brigade and Kent County officials answered the call. Carr noted that all the passengers left the plane; No casualties have been said in the incident.
John F Kennedy International Airport
American Airlines got a new plane. The flight departed the city at 12:42 a.m. EDT. An American Airlines airplane is seen at John F Kennedy International Airport during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Queens, New York City, US, on December 26, 2021.
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An American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after losing part of its wing during a May flight from Charleston, South Carolina to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. (Brandon Owen)
In May, an American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after losing part of its wing while flying from Charleston, South Carolina to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The airline employee and passengers were able to board the second flight and land safely in Dallas after a maintenance failure.
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