American Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing

Friday, April 25th 2008, 12:36 pm
By: News On 6

A hairline fracture in a hydraulic line prompted an American Airlines Boeing 757 flying from Chicago to Los Angeles to make emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport just before noon on Friday.

Flight 1745, carrying 152 passengers and six crew members, landed in Tulsa after the in-flight emergency. American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith told The News On 6 that the pilots received a hydraulic system warning light during the flight. Smith said the hydraulics system was working but that the pilots decided to divert to Tulsa as a precaution.

After the plane landed, emergency crews surrounded the aircraft. It was then towed off the runway to a terminal gate.

Smith says passengers were kept onboard the aircraft while American Airlines mechanics worked to fix the hairline fracture.

After sitting at Tulsa International Airport for almost 2 1/2 hours, the plane continued on to Los Angeles.  No one was injured.