AA Flight Reports Flames in Engine, Makes Emergency Landing

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, May 16, 2014  |  Updated 6:56 AM EDT
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American Airlines Flight 2287 made an emergency landing Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after it reported flames in engine.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

American Airlines Flight 2287 made an emergency landing Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after it reported flames in engine.

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Emergency Landing at DFW Airport

AA Flight 2287 reports flames in engine and makes and emergency landing at DFW International Airport.

Engine Fire Prompts Emergency Landing at DFW

American Airlines Flight 2287 made an emergency landing at DFW Thursday after reporting an engine fire.
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American Airlines Flight 2287 made an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Thursday afternoon after a report of an engine fire.

The pilot of the Boeing 757 declared an emergency due to flames in the right engine, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Air traffic control noticed the engine fire, immediately.

"Hey American 22-87, your right engine appears to be on fire, sir," could be heard on air traffic control recordings obtained through liveatc.net. "For 22-87, we saw flames on the right side engine, yes, so we saw flames from the right side engine."

The plane circled around the airport and landed around 2:07 p.m., with fire trucks waiting for its arrival. The pilot was able to land without incident.

Breanne Server was on board the flight, seated on the left side of the aircraft.

"We heard a big boom and then the plane was just kind of flying lopsided, and this little girl behind me just started screaming and crying, and everyone was kind of like gasping and pulling out their phones and stuff," Server said. "you just heard the explosion, luckily I didn’t see the flames or smoke, but yeah it was so loud, there was no not hearing it."

"After that it was kind of like OK, well we’ll get you guys a new plane, and that was it, no like sorry this happened or any explanation," said Server.

Flight 2287 is a daily run between DFW and Tulsa, Oklahoma. It leaves DFW at 1:31 and arrives in Tulsa at 2:25 p.m.; it departs Tulsa at 3:17 p.m. and arrives back at DFW at 4:21 p.m.

American Airlines officials would not confirm the fire but said mechanics were looking at the aircraft.

All 183 passengers booked on the flight were being boarded on another aircraft Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday, American Airlines Flight 1461 made an emergency landing in Tulsa en route to DFW after the pilot reported mechanical issues. That pilot landed the MD-80 without incident.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

NBC 5's Stefan Gorman, Ray Villeda and Scott Gordon contributed to this report.

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