American Airlines make emergency landing as engine catches fire

Published on : Thursday, July 28, 2016

American Airlines Unveils New LogoAn American Airlines flight declared an in-flight emergency which was on its way from DFW Airport to Seattle and then returned to DFW Airport after fire was seen shooting out of one of its engines.


Flight 438 had to return its course when passengers on board reported a boom. Passengers saw flames shooting from an engine of the Airbus 321 aircraft.


According to a statement from the American Airlines, the problem was caused by a compressor stall and that the engine was never on fire. DFW Airport spokesman David Magana said that no one was hurt and the plane taxied back to the gate.


130 passengers and a crew of six were on the flight. The flames could be seen by hundreds of people in Arlington, Grand Prairie and the mid-cities, who called police and fire departments to report the problem.


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