American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Iowa

Sunday, March 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

american airlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-2023 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Des Moines International Airport, Polk County, Iowa, on March 18.

The Airbus A321-200, flying from Chicago, Illinois to Phoenix, Arizona, was mid-air above Iowa when the crew detected smoke in the cockpit, causing it to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 196 people onboard remained unhurt.

The incident is under investigation.

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