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Plane Diverted to Miami International Airport Took Off For Los Angeles

Authorities said it was an American Airlines flight

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    Raw Video: American Airlines Flight Diverted To Miami International Airport

    Raw video of an American Airlines flight that was en route to Los Angeles but was diverted to Miami Thursday morning after a report of a cabin pressure problem. (Published Thursday, July 12, 2012)

    An American Airlines flight took off for Los Angeles after being diverted to Miami International Airport because of a report of a pressure problem in the cabin, an airport official said.

    The crew reported a pressurization problem in the aircraft, said Kathleen Bergen, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman. She said Flight 1585, a Boeing 737, landed safely at 10:15 a.m. It had 147 people aboard and was headed from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Los Angeles.

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    An airport official said the only confirmed issue was a mechanical one. The plane circled the airport to burn fuel, as a plane with a full tank of gas could be hazardous upon landing.

    It took off for Los Angeles at 1 p.m.

    No other information was immediately known.

    American Airlines didn't immediately comment on the situation.

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