Vancouver to Chicago flight forced to land in Seattle over possible blown tire
A Chicago-bound plane out of YVR was forced to land in Seattle shortly after takeoff, Friday.
American Airlines says flight 397 was diverted over a “possible mechanical issue.”
The airline says the plane landed safely just before 2 p.m. and was being inspected by a mechanical team.
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“Our maintenance team is currently inspecting the tire, which may have blown during the takeoff roll from Vancouver,” said a spokesperson in an email.
American Airlines says passengers were unharmed and were being swapped to a different plane to finish the flight.
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