United AIrlines grounds Airbus flight after door situation alerted to pilots

A United Airlines jet reduce brief a flight Wednesday and landed in Tampa, Florida, after pilots had been alerted a couple of doable situation with a door, based on an airport spokesperson.

The aircraft took off later “after the issue was addressed,” the airline mentioned Thursday.

The aircraft concerned was an Airbus A319. Final week, a plug that takes the place of a door on some Boeing Max 9 jetliners blew off an Alaska Airways aircraft shortly after takeoff from Portland, Oregon.

An spokesperson for the Tampa airport mentioned the preliminary report back to emergency dispatchers was that the aircraft diverted as a result of a door indicator gentle turned on. Hearth crews met the aircraft.

A United spokesperson mentioned the flight, from Sarasota, Florida, to Chicago, diverted to Tampa “as a precaution … to address a possible mechanical issue. The flight landed safely and later re-departed after the issue was addressed.”

The aircraft carried 123 passengers and 5 crew members and was airborne for lower than an hour, based on information from monitoring service FlightAware.

The diversion was reported earlier by WFLA-TV.

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