American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at LAX Due to ‘Mechanical Problem’


An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport this morning due to a “mechanical problem,” an LAX spokesperson has confirmed.

American Airlines flight 564 — an Airbus A319 with 125 passengers and five crew members, according to the airline — departed San Jose, California, at 9:50 a.m. en route to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson tells ABC News the flight declared an emergency, and according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, it received a call at 10:38 a.m. P.T. to monitor the landing.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Jeffrey Cook and Erin Dooley