Two American Airlines flights landed in emergency at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, within minutes of each other, on September 22.
The first in the series was American Airlines Flight 1359, which was heading from DFW to Fresno, California. The MD-80 aircraft, carrying 140 passengers, returned and made a safe emergency landing at 12:21 a.m., due to some unspecified mechanical issue. The passengers were shifted to another plane.
Just 2 minutes afterwards, i.e. at 12:23 a.m., another outbound American Airlines flight landed back at DFW in emergency. The Boeing 777 was on its way to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with 233 passengers aboard, when a warning light in the cockpit pointed out a pressurization problem. The plane landed safely and was expected to take off again at around 9 a.m.