Faulty indicator prompts American Airlines flight's U-turn
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An American Airlines flight returned to El Paso for an unscheduled landing after an indicator light warned of an in-flight mechanical problem.
A spokesman for the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline says a subsequent inspection found the indicator light was faulty and gave a false warning.
American Flight 3880 departed El Paso for Chicago about 12:46 p.m. Monday with 76 passengers and four crew members aboard. The indicator issue prompted the crew of the Embraer E-175 to turn back toward El Paso and circle the airport until it could burn off excess fuel before landing safely about 2:30 p.m.
The same aircraft departed again at 3:43 p.m. for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
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