Passengers land in TX after hours-long Montgomery diversion

SC flight diverted to Montgomery for engine trouble

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A flight bound from South Carolina to Texas made a diversion to Montgomery Tuesday morning after engine problems were reported, Montgomery Regional Airport officials said.

After several hours of delays, another passenger jet was flown to Montgomery to pickup the passengers, who continued on their way to Dallas-Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon, landing shortly before 3:45 p.m.

According to Montgomery Regional Airport Fire Chief Bob Hendrix, Flight 2083 was headed from Charleston, SC to Dallas, TX when it began to have engine trouble. The flight was diverted and landed safely at the airport.

American Airlines Flight diverted
American Airlines Flight diverted ((Source: WSFA 12 News))

Hendrix said a maintenance team is inspecting the engine.

Flight 2083 was headed from Charleston, SC to Dallas, TX when it began to have engine trouble and diverted to Montgomery.
Flight 2083 was headed from Charleston, SC to Dallas, TX when it began to have engine trouble and diverted to Montgomery. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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