American Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Halifax

An American Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing in Halifax, Canada Tuesday night after pasengers and crew reported smoke in the cabin.

American Airlines flight 64 was on it’s way from New York to Zurich, Switzerland when some sort of fire broke out on board. The plane diverted to Halifax airport and landed safely where emergency crews were waiting.

Paul Baxter, vice president of operations at Halifax International Airport said the passengers were slightly alarmed but none sought medical attention. They walked off the plane without having to deploy the emergency chutes.

American Airlines dispatched another plane to pick up the stranded passengers and their flight continued to it’s destination.

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American Airlines service technicians will perform any repairs to the plane and thoroughly inspect it before putting it back into service.