Group still waiting in Phoenix

Local travelers have aborted takeoff

American Airlines flight 806 out of Phoenix this morning aborted takeoff moments before liftoff when an engine "blew out". The plane was well into its takeoff run when a loud boom followed by the quick wind down of the broken engine led to a high-speed stop.

The group of local employees were in Scottsdale for a conference and on their way home at the time. Most aboard were calm though there were a few sighs of relief when they finally deported.

The group was hoping to be rerouted on a new plane and to be able to get home yet today.

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gregsohl says ... on Friday, Sep 24 at 10:30 PM

Fortunately, the group of 7 people was able to board another plane just before noon and arrived home in Cedar Rapids this evening.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Sep 28 at 11:15 AM

Nice pic

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