American Airlines Flight to Palm Springs Returns to Dallas-Fort Worth

An American Airlines flight from DFW to Palm Springs was redirected back to the airport Friday morning due to a possible mechanical issue, the airline says.

Flight 1003 from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Palm Springs Municipal Airport departed at 10:15 a.m. but had to turn around shortly after takeoff.

The flight landed back at DFW at about 11:20 a.m. and taxied back to the gate without incident.

There have been no reports of any injuries to the 130 passengers or crew of five onboard the MD-82 aircraft.

American Airlines said the passengers will be placed on other flights, but the flight board shows Flight 1003 will now depart DFW at 12:30 p.m.

Ken Kalthoff, NBC 5 News
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