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Plane makes emergency landing in Fort Myers Sunday

Posted at 9:46 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 09:46:30-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Southwest Florida on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Lee County Port Authority, a mechanical issue forced the flight to land at Southwest Florida International Airport at 4:40 p.m. The plane was originally flying out of Miami, heading to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The Port Authority tells us the plane landed safely and taxied under its own power to the gate.

All passengers and crew are safe.

A spokesperson for American Airlines says passengers will stay in a hotel Sunday night and fly to DSW Monday morning.

They tell Fox 4 they're working to learn more about what that mechanical issue actually was.