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Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

American Airlines flight with mechanical issue returns to JFK

American Airlines flight with mechanical issue returns to JFK

What made this particular diversion unusual is that the aircraft was the world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, and the small and unassuming airport was able to land Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet. At JFK, some 29 million passengers boarded, according to the Department of Transportation.

Whiteout conditions due to the major nor'easter that swept the USA coast on December 4 caused travel complications in and out of JFK Airport, where hundreds of flights were canceled and the airport closed in mid-afternoon.

Stewart International Airport bills itself as an "efficient diversion airport", according to CNBC. Stairs were brought to the aircraft and passengers exited the plane into the outdoors, Gerlach said. Ground transportation was then arranged for the affected passengers to NY. American Airlines Flight 2681 to Cancun took off just after 1 p.m. and encountered an engine-related issue, the FAA said.

The airline said the plane returned due to a possible mechanical issue.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey has operated the airport for just over a decade, and is trying to attract more airlines to Stewart.

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