What: American Airlines Boeing 737 en route from Dallas to Orange County
When: October 6, 2012
Who: 162 people aboard
Why: American Airlines had another emergency Saturday, with a Dallas-Orange County flight making an diverting to LAX’s longer runways. The emergency diversion was needed due to a wing flap problem. Flaps help brake the plane. We’re glad they made it down safely.
We have thought of suggesting a new tag line: If it is American, it must be maintenance. Optimistically speaking, maybe all this trouble, which is likely bankruptcy related, is temporary.
Emergency vehicles were on the scene. Passengers disembarked and were provided an alternative flight with working flaps.
We hope the seats were bolted in.