American Airlines Plane Engine Catches Fire, Flight Returns To Airport

  • An American Airlines commercial jet returned to an Ohio airport Sunday morning after its engine caught fire.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News to possible cause of the flight was a bird have gotten caught in the engine, which is known as “bird strike.”
  • The Boeing 737 plane was headed to Phoenix, Arizona, and was forced to at about 8 a.m. to return to John Glenn Columbus International Airport around 8 a.m.
  • “Emergency crews responded to an aircraft incident at CMH this morning involving a reported engine fire,” the airport tweeted. “The aircraft landed safely and the airport is open and operational.”
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