‘Potential odor’ halts American Airlines flight heading to Florida

Flight heading to Melbourne from Charlotte, North Carolina

American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines expects a busy holiday season, with more than 6,100 flights on some days, more flying than it did over the summer. American also said Tuesday, Oct. 12, that it expects to post a profit for the July-through-September quarter thanks to federal pandemic relief. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina to Florida was halted after a “potential odor” was reported, according to the airline.

American Airlines officials said Monday the report happened after 9:30 a.m. on a plane carrying 60 customers and four crew members at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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The customers were asked to deplane on the taxiway and were taken back to the terminal to board another plane to be flown to Melbourne.

There were no injuries reported.

American Airlines said the plane is out of service for evaluation.


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