American Airlines Flight Made Safe Emergency Landing in El Paso

Sunday, June 15, 2014
By George Hatcher

American AirlinesThe American Airlines flight 1551 made a safe emergency landing at the El Paso International Airport, Texas, at about 2:42 p.m. on June 14.

All 145 people aboard the plane remained unharmed.

The plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, was originally heading towards the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport from Los Cabo International Airport in San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

American Airlines spokesperson, Casey Norton, said that the decision for diversion and emergency landing was made after the pilot reported a maintenance indicator light.

Liz Bellegarde, spokeswoman for the El Paso International Airport said the flight had to be diverted to El Paso because an engine of the plane had gone out.

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