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.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

You have indicated this comment should be removed.

Close

The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

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

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.