American Airlines flight bound for Chicago returns to Louisville after ‘mechanical issue’

An airplane traveling to Chicago was forced to return to Louisville on Wednesday morning due to a mechanical issue.   

The American Airline flight left from Louisville International Airport around 9 a.m. and was on its way to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, according to Fly Louisville spokeswoman Sara Brown. She did not have the flight number. 

Not long after taking off, the airplane — which was carrying about 70 passengers and crew members — had to turn back to Louisville, Brown said. She declined to say what the mechanical issue was.  

Brown said there were no injuries and that an emergency response team was sent to the scene to examine the plane and passengers. 

An American Airlines spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment sent via phone or email. 

More details on the flight were not immediately available. 

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