American Airlines 777 Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

American Airlines 777 Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles
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In the early hours of this morning (UK time), an American Airlines Boeing 777 made an emergency landing into Los Angeles.

Media in California are reporting this happened on AA345 from Dallas Fort-Worth Airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

AA345 – Dallas Fort-Worth to Los Angeles…


American Airlines 777 Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles
Data provided by radarBox.com.

American Airlines flight AA345 is a routine scheduled flight between Dallas Fort-Worth and Los Angeles.

Based on data from RadarBox, the affected rotation involved in this incident was N796AN.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N796AN is a 23.3 year old Boeing 777-223ER aircraft.

It was delivered to American Airlines back in December 2000. Of this variant of aircraft, AA has 47 of them in the fleet.

Of the 47, 43 are in active service and four are parked, holding an average age of 23.3 years.

AA345 departed Dallas Fort-Worth at 1935 local time on March 13 and proceeded west to Los Angeles.

The flight effectively got a straight-in approach to LAX during it’s descent, with the aircraft landing at 2051 local time.

What Was The Reason Behind This?


American Airlines 777 Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles
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Reporting from CBS News, which also got video footage of the aircraft landing in LAX, states this was a mechanical issue.

An American Airlines Spokesperson said that the pilot onboard AA345 reported a possible mechanical problem before landing into Los Angeles.

However, it is understood that the crew did not declare the 7700 general emergency squawk during this ordeal.

On landing into LAX, the aircraft taxied to the gate as normal and deplaned all the passengers onboard.

No injuries or anything like that were reported following the incident.

As for N796AN, it looks as though it is in the process of being fixed by maintenance crews.

Data from RadarBox shows that the aircraft is expected to operate the AA1799 service to Philadelphia later today.

Overall…


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In conclusion, it is unclear what the nature of the mechanical issue was onboard the Boeing 777 operating American Airlines flight AA345 between Dallas Fort-Worth & Los Angeles.

As soon as we know the nature of the mechanical issue, then we will update the article accordingly.

But for now, it looks like the aircraft will be fixed in time to operate the AA1799 rotation to Philadelphia at 4pm UK time this afternoon.

All eyes will be on whether the aircraft gets fixed in time.

UPDATE #1 @ 1012 UK time – The Aviation Herald confirms that the mechanical issue in question was a tyre pressure indication.

The aircraft was inspected on arrival by emergency services, but no damage was found.

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