Six people were taken to hospital after an American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Maui Airport
Six people were injured after an American Airlines plane made an “emergency landing” at Kahului Airport on Maui on Saturday afternoon, according to federal officials and multiple reports.
in statementThe Federal Aviation Administration said it was investigating after American Airlines Flight 271, an Airbus A320, made a “hard landing” on the runway around 2:00 p.m. local time.
In a statement to USA TODAY, American Airlines said a passenger and five flight attendants were taken to the hospital in stable condition and then released.
The airline said that the flight, which was coming from Los Angeles, had 167 passengers and seven crew members on board.
American Airlines said in its statement: “The plane moved to the gate under its own power and the customers disembarked normally.”
The airline added that the plane “was taken out of service for inspection by our maintenance team.”
“The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority,” the company said.
Quoted from Kahului Airport, NBC News She reported that the flight arrived more than an hour after its scheduled 12:47 p.m. landing after taking a taxi at LAX before takeoff. However, it is unclear why it stopped and whether it had anything to do with the flight’s hard landing.
USA TODAY has reached out to the Maui Police Department, American Airlines and the Hawaii Department of Transportation for comment.
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