AA Flight From Dallas to Korea Makes Unscheduled Stop

Pregnancy issue forces AA 777 to land in Seattle


An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Korea made an unscheduled stop in Seattle Friday because a passenger was having pregnancy complications.

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says there was an alert as a precaution when the plane landed about 12:15 p.m. because the Boeing 777 was heavily loaded with fuel.

Cooper and an American Airlines spokeswoman in Fort Worth, Andrea Huguely, both say they would be unable to release any information on the woman's medical condition.

Flight 281 from Dallas/Fort Worth to Inchon carried 227 passengers and a crew of 15. The airline says the flight is continuing after refueling and an inspection.

Cooper says medical diversions to Sea-Tac are not unusual for planes on overseas flights before they get too far from land.

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