CHICAGO- Fort Worth-based American Airlines (AA) flight from Chicago O’ Hare Int’l Airport (ORD) to LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York, made an emergency landing at Kalamazoo Battle Creek Int’l Airport (AZO) due to severe fuel leak.
The Airline deploys its Boeing 737 aircraft to serve this sector frequently. The Airline has around 4X to 7X daily flights between ORD and LGA.
American Airlines Emergency Landing at Kalamazoo
Now we know some basic details about this incident, let us establish a complete timeline with the help of Flight Radar 24 (FR).
According to FR24, On July 22, 2023, American Airlines flight AA408 took off from Chicago (ORD) on time at 11:34 AM UTC. After being airborne for almost 20 minutes, the flight reported the fuel leakage issues and contacted AZO ATC.
The Kalamazoo airport deployed Fire and Rescue Vehicles to prevent fire upon landing. Also, other important services were kept on high alert.
Finally, at 11:54 AM UTC, the flight diverted towards Kalamazoo for an emergency landing. Subsequently, AA408 made a safe landing at AZO at 12:12 PM UTC.
The aircraft involved in the incident is American Boeing 737-800, registered as N979AN. Further, it is a 14.4-year-old aircraft; Boeing delivered it to AA in Mar 2009.
According to sources, the Airline will likely arrange alternate aircraft, and FR24 shows they will probably depart at 1:00 PM local time.
This is the developing story; we will keep you posted.
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