American Jet From Ecuador Makes Emergency Landing in Jamaica

The Associated Press reported Friday that an American Airlines jet en route to Miami from Ecuador made an emergency landing in Jamaica.

The airline said the jet landed at the Montego Bay airport and all passengers disembarked normally without incident. American said in a statement that the pilot decided to land as a precaution after getting a temperature indication warning on the right hand engine.

The Boeing 757 took off from Quito, Ecuador, on Friday with 155 passengers and a crew of eight. American says the passengers were being put up in hotels in Montego Bay while mechanics check the plane. The passengers were expected to make it to Miami on Saturday.

 

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