SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A flight from San Jose to Phoenix, Ariz., was diverted early Wednesday, possibly due to a mechanical issue, according to the airline.
American Airlines flight 761 left Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport at 6:16 a.m. Instead reaching its scheduled destination two hours later, the plane was diverted to Los Angeles (LAX) at 7:41 a.m.READ MORE: COVID Surge: Santa Clara County To Require Its 22,000 Workers To Be Vaccinated
American Airlines released a statement later that morning, noting that the plane landed safely and taxied to the gate on its own.READ MORE: Pedestrian Dies After Getting Hit By Car In San Jose
“Our maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft and we are working to get our customers on their way as quickly as possible,” the airlines’ statement read. “We never want to interrupt our customers’ travel plans and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”MORE NEWS: PG&E to Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta County
According to records, the plane was an Airbus 319 with 123 passengers and five crew members. There were no reported injuries.