D/FW-bound flight from London diverted to Tulsa - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

D/FW-bound flight from London diverted to Tulsa

TULSA (WFAA) - An American Airlines flight from London-Heathrow to D/FW International Airport was diverted to Tulsa after mechanical problems forced an emergency landing Friday night.

According to KTUL in Tulsa, the passengers on American Airlines Flight 79 have not been allowed to deplane because it is an international flight and passengers must go through customs.

According to an American Airlines spokesman, there was a problem with the Boeing 777's left engine that forced the captain to declare an in-flight emergency. The plane, carrying 230 passengers and 14 crew, landed safely in Tulsa around 6:30 p.m.

The passengers were expected be moved to a new plane in Tulsa by 9:30 p.m., according to the airline spokesperson, with an arrivel at D/FW Airport by 11:30 Friday night.

 

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.