American Airlines flight 443 has been grounded at Kennedy Airport, officials sayAn American Airlines flight headed to Miami had to return to Kennedy Airport Monday after some of the seats became loose on the plane, the second such incident on an American Airlines plane since the weekend.
American Airlines Flight 443 left Kennedy Airport at 7:11 a.m. and returned to the gate at 8:18 a.m., officials say. A second plane arrived to take the passengers to their destination, ultimately leaving JFK at 11:04 a.m. and landing in Miami at 2:19 p.m...
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let me add the news media in NYC Wabc 7 are speculating that it was sabotage of some sort..
both planes had been in for schedule maintenance not to long ago..
Both planes were Boeings 757s. The 757s that American operates in the United States have 22 first-class seats and 166 in economy.
The company said it has flown in engineers, tech crew chiefs and inspectors from its Tulsa maintenance base to New York to evaluate eight other Boeing 757s that may have the same seat
now the picture of the plane in the article is not a 757 but an MD 80 series..