Tags: american airlines | emergency | landing | lax

American Airlines Emergency Landing at LAX: Mechanical Issue Cuts Flight Short

Image: American Airlines Emergency Landing at LAX: Mechanical Issue Cuts Flight Short
An American Airlines plane is seen at the Miami International Airport on February 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 12 Feb 2016 09:45 AM

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at LAX Thursday and eight people were later checked out by paramedics for respiratory issues.

Flight No. 564 left Mineta San Jose International Airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport late Thursday morning when the airliner experienced an "unspecified mechanical issue," an official told the San Jose Mercury News. The issue reportedly cause the oxygen masks onboard to deploy.

The plane touched down in Los Angeles around 11 a.m.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told the newspaper that seven passengers and a flight attendant were treated for respiratory irritation because of an unidentified odor in the cabin, but no one was hospitalized.

A Fox 11 TV report, though, said that one woman
was transported to a hospital after alerting emergency crews to a respiratory issue.


"We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience, and are working to get them to Arizona as soon as possible," American Airlines said in a statement after the emergency LAX landing.

All passengers were re-booked on other flights to Phoenix, ABC15.com reported.

A similar incident happened on a United Airlines jet flying out of Tucson, Arizona, this week. That flight was traveling from Tucson International Airport to Los Angeles when cabin smoke forced it to return to Arizona, according to ABC7.com.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at LAX Thursday and eight people were later checked out by paramedics for respiratory issues.
american airlines, emergency, landing, lax
235
2016-45-12
Friday, 12 Feb 2016 09:45 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved