Mechanical issue diverts American Airlines flight to Denver

  • The American Airlines Airbus had 100 people on board when it diverted
  • Passengers on flight 569 were able to disembark at the terminal
  • An Airline spokesman says a odor on the Airbus 319 was detected 

An American Airlines flight with 100 people on board en route from Los Angeles to Toronto was diverted to Denver International Airport on Sunday.  

Airport spokeswoman Daria Serna says the plane landed in Denver after the crew reported a mechanical issue.

Airline spokesman Kent Powell says the Airbus 319 was diverted to Denver because of an odor on board. 


More than 100 people on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Toronto are safe after the plane was diverted to Denver International Airport on Sunday

He says maintenance crews are investigating the cause.

Flight 569 landed safely, and people were able to get off the plane at the terminal.

Powell says the airline is working to get passengers to their destinations.

On Friday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, pilots aborted the takeoff of American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami. 

All 161 passengers and nine crew safely evacuated as smoke poured from the plane into the air. Twenty people were taken to the hospital with injuries, mainly from the evacuation.

The fire burned the fuselage of the plane, but it did no major damage to the inside of the cabin.


Airline spokesman Kent Powell says the Airbus 319 was diverted to Denver (pictured) because of an odor on board

It emerged that engine pieces from the plane flew thousands of feet away.

Lorenda Ward, a National Transportation Safety Board senior investigator, confirmed Saturday that the fire was caused by engine failure. What caused the engine to fail has not yet been determined, she said at a press conference.

She says the fire started in a pool of fuel under the right wing of the Boeing 767.

One piece of the General Electric engine was found nearly 3,000 feet away at a UPS warehouse. Another was found about 1,500 feet away but on airport property.

 






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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