Published On: Tue, Feb 28th, 2017

Cancun-to-JFK flight makes emergency landing in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An American Airlines flight from Cancun to JFK in New York was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesday morning Feb. 28 because of an issue with the plane’s hydraulics.

American Airlines flight 1139 landed safely at JAX at 9:43 a.m. The flight included 154 passengers and six crew, according to American Airlines. The Boeing 737 was in the air for one hour and forty-five minutes before landing in Jacksonville.

American Airlines jet was to be inspected. (PHOTO: Action News Jax)

American Airlines jet was to be inspected. (PHOTO: Action News Jax)



The plane was towed to gate C5, where engineers were to inspect the plane.

American Airlines sent a replacement aircraft from Miami. The passengers were required to go through a Customs screening at JAX before they could board the new aircraft for the continuation of their flight to New York.

Source: news4jax.com

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