Plane Turns Around Immediately After Cargo Door Issue

According to the carrier, a technical problem caused an American Airlines aircraft to turn around and return to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) on March 11th.

According to FlightAware, American Airlines Flight 802 departed North Carolina for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) around 6:30 a.m. ET and returned to RDU 35 minutes later.

The pilot of the Airbus A321 received a warning that a cargo door could be malfunctioning. According to American Airlines, the pilot opted to return to the airport out of an excess of caution after seeing the cargo door indicator light up.

The aircraft is now being examined for a potential problem. According to the flight tracking website, another plane departed for Texas just before 9 a.m., with the passengers transferred to it.

The airline said that no one had contacted the tower in an emergency. Nothing fell out of the Airbus A321 or opened while in flight, and the plane did not depressurize.

In an attempt to extend its first-class seats and strengthen its domestic and international network, American Airlines bought 260 aircraft earlier in March. Among them were many of Boeing’s largest 737 Max airplanes.

According to reports, the purchase package comprises 85 Boeing 737 Max 10s, an upgraded model of the Max that is still pending certification from American authorities. United Airlines, which had 277 Max 10s ordered, temporarily shelved the jet since it is years behind schedule.

As a result of a panel that broke off of an Alaska Airlines Max 9 in January, the Federal Aviation Administration has been keeping a tight eye on Boeing to ensure that the corporation fixes any manufacturing system concerns that may arise.

According to CEO Robert Isom, the purchases will ensure that American Airlines continues to provide its customers with the greatest dependability. The fleet will be fueled by newer, more efficient planes.