Same AA Flight Returns to Airport Two Days In-A-Row
An American Airlines MD-80
Updated at 1:45 PM CDT on Friday, Feb 26, 2010
The same American Airlines flight was forced to return to Kansas City International Airport two days in a row because of concerns about smoke and fumes.
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 CDT on Feb 26, 2010
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