American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

Thursday, February 11, 2016

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport this morning due to a "mechanical problem," an LAX spokesperson has confirmed.

American Airlines flight 564 -- an Airbus A319 with 125 passengers and five crew members, according to the airline -- departed San Jose, California, at 9:50 a.m. en route to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson tells ABC News the flight declared an emergency, and according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, it received a call at 10:38 a.m. P.T. to monitor the landing.

After the flight safely taxied to the terminal, 8 people complaining of respiratory irritation requested to be examined, according to the LAFD. One of these 8 was a flight attendant.

One patient asked to be transported via ambulance to a hospital. A LAFD official says the patient was in good condition.

The flight landed at 10:59 a.m. at LAX, according to ABC15 in Phoenix.

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