American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Tulsa After Noticing Possible Mechanical Issues


An American Airline flight from Dallas to London had to make an emergency landing Monday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The flight was near Springfield, Missouri when the crew first declared an emergency. According to a spokesperson the flight was having mechanical issues and was diverted to Tulsa.

On Tuesday morning another Boeing 777 was brought in to transport passengers back to Dallas.

American Airlines released a statement saying, “On Sept. 5, American Airlines flight 80 from Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) to London Heathrow (LHR) diverted to Tulsa (TUL) due to a possible mechanical issue. The flight, with 278 customers on board, landed safely and without incident at TUL and the aircraft was inspected by our maintenance team. Our team members worked to re-book all customers to their final destinations. We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and apologize for the trouble this caused.”

No injuries were reported.


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    “We emphasize timeliness and affordability,” he said. “We know all the costs, so there are no surprises. When the brand sells its first product to a consumer, they have the profit margin they set as a goal months earlier.”

    Gould is proud of his “Evolution of Distribution” platform.

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    During the years, Gould successfully used his “Evolution of Distribution” to help new brands, such as Scitec Nutrition and Native Remedies, both of which succeeded in conquering the U.S. market..

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    Gould said he is proud that these companies succeeded with NPI’s help.

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