American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lubbock
On Wednesday, December 23, an American Airlines flight from Miami to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Lubbock.
The FAA told ABC News that American Airlines flight 295 needed to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue signaled by the engine oil warning light.
The plane, carrying 186 passengers and six crew, landed without incident at Lubbock’s Preston Smith International Airport at 12:31 p.m. CT. he passengers were loaded onto a replacement aircraft.
Due to the short runway at Preston, the replacement jet could not fill up with the necessary fuel to make it all the way to Los Angeles, so a second stop in Dallas would have to be made.
American Airlines projected the flight would arrive in Los Angeles at 2:20 in the morning, nearly 20 hours after its initial departure from Miami.