Friday 19 July, 2019

AA flight from Kingston forced to make emergency landing in Miami

Travellers inside a section of Miami International Airport in the United States. (file photo)

Travellers inside a section of Miami International Airport in the United States. (file photo)

A plane travelling from Jamaica made an emergency landing at Miami International Airport in the United States on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred just before 11:00 a.m., and no one was injured.

The flight - American Airlines 2370 – is believed to have left Jamaica with a damaged tyre.

Seemingly as a result, a tyre on the craft blew out during the emergency landing.

In a release following the incident, the airline said:

“American Airlines flight 2370 from Kingston, Jamaica to Miami, Florida, made an emergency landing upon arrival because of damage to a tire. Our pilots landed the Boeing 737-800 aircraft safely, and it was towed to the gate. The 172 passengers and six crew members on board are all okay, and deplaned normally.”

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