A scary moment onboard an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Tampa overnight as the plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction issue with landing gear.
Flight 574 was scheduled to land at Tampa International Airport around midnight, but the pilots pulled the plane up shortly before landing and the plane circled the area for moments. Passengers told NBC affiliate WFLA-TV that flight attendants told them to brace for a crash landing.
Eventually, the plane was able to land on the ground and passengers were able to exit the aircraft. They were taken by bus to the terminal and no injuries were reported.
American Airlines released a statement saying in part:
“AA flight 574, an A320 aircraft traveling from Phoenix to Tampa, experienced an indicator light in the cockpit prior to landing. The aircraft landed normally and passengers were deplaned…The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance team.”