American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner confirmed that Flight 1592 to Dallas was returned to the airport Wednesday and Thursday.
He says the MD-80 plane returned Wednesday after a compressor stall. Mechanics lubricated the blades inside the engine. He says that on Thursday, the extra lubrication burned off, causing an smoke and odor in the aircraft.
Robyn Dickinson, a passenger on the Thursday flight, told The Kansas City Star that the pilot apologized to passengers and told them to brace for a hard impact.
The plane landed safely both times and no one was injured.
Published at 1:30 PM CST on Feb 26, 2010 | Updated at 1:45 PM CST on Feb 26, 2010