American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

Thursday, February 11, 2016
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LAX
The entrance to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is seen on April 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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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