American Airlines plane diverted to Miami after landing gear problem
Friday, February 22, 2008
The plane, an McDonnell Douglas MD-80/MD-90 flight 862, took off just before 2:00 p.m. (eastern time) from Palm Beach International Airport and was en route to Chicago, Illinois when the problem was reported just after takeoff.
It circled above Miami International Airport to burn off fuel and made a safe and uneventful emergency landing.
The plane made a flyby of the airport's tower where officials could make a visual observation. The front gear appeared to be slightly bent in live footage shown by the Fox News Channel.
None of the 138 people on board the plane were injured.
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- Dianna Cahn. "Plane headed to MIA with nose gear trouble" — , February 22, 2008
- "Passenger Jet Diverted to Miami" — , February 22, 2008
- "MIA prepares for emergency landing" — , February 22, 2008
- Rochelle E. B. Gilken. "Gear trouble diverts flight from West Palm Beach to Miami" — , February 22, 2008