American Airlines Flight Returns to Airport After Hitting Sign

An American Airlines flight returned to the airport Wednesday night after hitting a sign during takeoff.

Flight 300 was departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on its way to Los Angeles when the plane hit a sign near the runway, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said. The sign “directs pilots as they’re going down the runway,” Coleman said. The plane hit the sign because it was slightly off center during takeoff, Coleman said. There were 101 passengers and eight crew members on board, and no injuries were reported, the airline said.

Source: American Airlines Plane Smacks Sign on Takeoff at JFK: Port Authority – NBC New York

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