Dallas flight forced to land at Glasgow airport after 'mechanical issue'

The American Airlines flight was met by fire engines at Glasgow Airport when it landed at around 12.25pm on Sunday.

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An American Airlines flight was forced to perform an emergency landing a Scottish airport due to a “mechanical issue”.

The plane was travelling from Frankfurt in Germany to Dallas, Texas when it requested an expediated landing while on approach at Glasgow Airport on Sunday.

The flight landed safely at around 12.25pm and was met by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who assisted airline staff.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, and the aircraft is under evaluation.

A spokesperson for American Airlines said: “American Airlines flight 71 from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) diverted to Glasgow International Airport (GLA) in Scotland, due to a possible mechanical issue.

“The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate.

“Our maintenance team is evaluating the aircraft.

“We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

“Our team is working to get passengers to Dallas/Fort Worth as soon as possible.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call to the airport on 27th November at 11.57am to assist airport staff.

“Crews were stood down at 12.49pm.”