Over the weekend, six people were injured due to a hard landing onboard an American Airlines flight between Los Angeles and Kahului, Hawaii.
Incident: Passengers Injured on American Flight Los Angeles-Kahului…
American Airlines flight AA271 is a routine scheduled flight between Los Angeles and Kahului, with the affected rotation being operated by N416AN.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N416AN is a 3.9 year old Airbus A321neo that was delivered to the U.S carrier back in February 2020.
Of the A321neo variant, the U.S carrier has 80 of them in the fleet, of which 70 are in active service and 10 are currently parked.
American Airlines flight AA271 departed Los Angeles at 1018 local time on January 27, and proceeded in a westerly direction towards Kahului.
As per The Aviation Herald, AA271 made a hard landing on Runway 20 at the Hawaiian airport.
It is understood that the aircraft rolled out with no further incident and taxied to stand as normally when an aircraft lands.
However, it was then reported that six people were taken to hospital in stable condition following the hard landing.
Of that breakdown, five were cabin crew and one was a passenger, and were released from hospital shortly after.
N416AN remains on the ground in Kahului at the time of writing (29/1/24), whilst maintenance crews check the aircraft over.
It is unclear whether the jet will reposition back to Los Angeles after the necessary checks have been completed.
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