SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Crews have removed an American Airlines plane from the mud after it veered off a runway at San Antonio International Airport.
American spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello (uh-RAN’ KWAY’-oh) said Sunday that investigators are trying to determine what prompted the pilot of Flight 2214 to abort takeoff and slide off the runway Saturday. She says weather wasn’t a factor.
The incident suspended flights for several hours. No injuries were reported. Aran Coello says the Boeing 737 has been removed from the mud and maintenance crews are evaluating the plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. It didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment Sunday.
The plane was heading to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Friday when it was diverted to San Antonio because of storms in Dallas.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Authorities say an American Airlines plane veered off of a runway at the San Antonio airport during takeoff and is stuck in the mud.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says American Airlines Flight 2214 veered off the edge of the runway at San Antonio International Airport Saturday morning shortly after beginning its takeoff roll. He says no injuries have been reported on the Boeing 737.
Lunsford says commercial flights at the airport have been suspended until the aircraft can be removed. Lunsford says FAA investigators are on their way to the site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The flight was headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
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