Severe weather forces American Airlines’ emergency landing




  ARCHIVE: The American Airlines flight en route to Phoenix from San Antonio made an emergency landing in El Paso on Sunday.

ARCHIVE: The American Airlines flight en route to Phoenix from San Antonio made an emergency landing in El Paso.

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An American Airlines flight en route to Phoenix from San Antonio made an emergency landing in El Paso on Sunday due to "weather damage" during the flight, reported Fox 4 News.

Flight 1897 departed from San Antonio International Airport at 6:57 p.m. and landed safely at 8:03 p.m. MOUNTAIN. The Airbus A319 had 130 pbadengers and 5 crew members.

"The aircraft is being evaluated by our maintenance team, we do not want to interrupt our clients' travel plans, and we regret the problem this caused," a statement said.

Jesús Esparza, a pbadenger on the plane, described a chaotic scene to KENS 5.

Espasaza said that pbadengers observed lights outside their windows during the flight and said that it sounded like the plane was being hurled with hail. He said that at one point he fell "like a roller coaster".

He said that some pbadengers were left speechless and he had to let a pbadenger pbad by after he used his bag of sickness because the person already used his bag.

"I'm happy to be on the ground," he said.

There were no reports of injuries.

Reports said that the nose and windshield of the aircraft were damaged during the flight. There was no immediate official confirmation.

              
             
               
              
              
              

              
          
  
          
              
              

 

Edmund DeMarche is news editor of FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche .


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