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American Airlines flight diverts to JAX airport after plane experiences ‘possible mechanical issue’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An American Airlines flight headed to Tampa had to divert to Jacksonville International Airport “due to a possible mechanical issue,” the airline said.

The flight, which left from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at 12:34 p.m., landed in Jacksonville at 2:54 p.m., according to FlightAware.


American Airlines said the plane was able to land normally and safely taxied to the gate.

Passengers will re-board a replacement aircraft to continue to Tampa International Airport, the airline said.

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According to FlightAware, the flight is set to leave from Jacksonville at 8:15 p.m. and land in Tampa around 9:40 p.m.

Here is the full statement from American Airlines:

“American Airlines flight 2823 with service from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Tampa (TPA) diverted to Jacksonville (JAX) due to a possible mechanical issue. The flight landed normally at JAX and safely taxied to the gate. The aircraft will be inspected by our maintenance team and customers will re-depart for TPA using a replacement aircraft. We never want to disrupt our customers travel plans and apologize for the trouble this may have caused.”

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