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Monday, 1 October 2012

SECOND American Airlines Flight Returns To JFK After Row Of Seats Comes Loose -

SECOND American Airlines Flight Returns To JFK After Row Of Seats Comes Loose - 

An American Airlines flight from Boston to Miami had to make an emergency landing in New York over the weekend.

CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider reported another incident involving loose seats occurred Monday.

An American Airlines spokesperson said flight 443 departed JFK at around 7:15 a.m. Monday en route to Miami. A row of three seats came loose like Saturday’s flight from Boston.

Passengers were moved to other seats and the flight landed safely at JFK. All of the passengers were put on another plane which landed in Miami at 2:15 p.m.

On Saturday, American Airlines Flight 685 was diverted to JFK after a row of three seats had become loose in the coach cabin of the Boeing 757, an airline spokesperson said.

Three passengers were moved to other seats on the flight before the plane landed safely around 12:50 p.m., officials said.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

Like the aircraft from Saturday’s flight, flight 443, also a 757, had recently had maintenance done, officials said. American Airlines is taking a total of eight aircraft with similar seating assemblies out of service as a result. The airline is looking at this as a maintenance issue.

In a call to air traffic control, the pilot of flight 685 can be heard saying, “Got an unusual one for you.  Passenger seats rows 12D, E and F uh, came loose out of the floor. Passengers are unable to uh, sit in that seat.”

Several hours later, passengers were placed on another flight to Miami.

The airline is conducting an internal investigation.

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