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Sunday
Apr032011

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In New York

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An American Airlines flight declared a mid-flight emergency and was forced to make an unscheduled landing after experiencing a loss in cabin pressure Sunday.

Flight 883, a Boeing 757 that originated from Boston's Logan International Airport and was scheduled to arrive in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was diverted to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it landed safely.

There is no word yet on what caused the decrease in cabin pressure or whether any injuries were sustained.

On Friday, another American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing when a number of passengers and crew reported feeling ill and four passengers later fainted.

The flight from Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., was on its way to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport when the captain -- after learning of the reported illnesses -- lowered the plane's oxygen masks as a precaution during the plane's emergency descent into Dayton, Ohio.

The airline was trying to determine whether a loss in cabin pressure was to blame.

Also on Friday, a Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing after the roof of the aircraft tore open in mid-air. Fatigue cracks were discovered near the point of the break. Southwest has grounded dozens of planes for inspection.

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