New York, NYA plane was forced to make an emergency landing at New York's JFK airport Tuesday, August 5th after one of its engines lost power. The plane made the landing shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport when crew noticed the plane was not flying with full power. Using only one engine, the plane was safely piloted to JFK airport where it successfully landed.
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The American Airlines plane, which had 139 passengers and five crew members, was headed to Atlanta. Engine debris found on the runway at LaGuardia will be investigated to determine the cause of the engine's failure.
No injuries were reported in the incident. Witnesses reported seeing the plane flying much lower than is usual and said they were certain the plane would crash. Luckily, that was not the case and the plane landed safely at JFK airport.
The plane involved in the incident was an MD-80, the same type of plane that was subject to widespread grounding in the spring while the FAA carried out an inspection of the aircraft's hydraulic wiring. During that period, American Airlines canceled over 5,500 flights while its fleet of MD-80s was inspected.