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Plane bound for Philadelphia from Jacksonville turns back around and lands at JAX airport

FlightAware data shows PSA Airlines flight 5681 took off and turned around and went back to JAX airport.

A flight headed from Jacksonville to Philadelphia was diverted and sent back to Jacksonville to land on Monday afternoon.

The flight, which was PSA Airlines Flight 5681, made two loops before landing back at Jacksonville International Airport, according to Flight Aware data.

According to Flight Aware data, the plane, a CRJ-900, left the gate at 3:25 p.m. and landed back at JAX airport at 4:12 p.m.

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PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines.

American Airlines sent the following statement to Action News Jax:

“Shortly after takeoff from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), American Eagle flight 5681 with service to Philadelphia (PHL) returned to JAX due to a potential mechanical issue. The aircraft landed without incident and taxied to the gate under its own power. There were no reported injuries to customers or crew, and all customers have been rebooked on alternate flights. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and thank the crew members for their professionalism.”

There were 73 passengers and 4 crew members on board the plane, which was taken out of service for evaluation.

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