American Airlines flight from Vancouver forced to land in Seattle
CTV News Vancouver
Published Friday, April 19, 2019 2:22PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, April 19, 2019 8:33PM PDT
An American Airlines flight on its way to Chicago from Vancouver was forced to land in Seattle Friday over concerns about a mechanical issue.
According to the airline, Flight 397 landed safely just before 2 p.m.
The details of what caused the forced landing are unclear, but YVR confirmed it alerted American Airlines after its safety officer inspected the runway and found tire debris.
At around 2:30 p.m., American Airlines said its team was inspecting the aircraft, but couldn't provide a timeline for when passengers might be back in the air.