Hawaii-bound American Airlines flight forced to return to airport

Hawaii-bound American Airlines flight forced to return to airport
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - There were some tense moments for passengers aboard an American Airlines flight to Hawaii Saturday.

The plane took off from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix around 2 p.m. It was in the air for less than an hour when the pilot reported a mechanical issue.

The flight was diverted back to the airport where emergency crews were waiting near the runway.

Flight 692 landed safely with 280 people on board.

Passengers were booked on other flights to the islands scheduled to arrive late Saturday.

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