American Airlines’ Jets Being Inspected For Loose Seats

News

By: Adelle Platon / October 2, 2012

Here’s a new meaning for takeoff.

Two separate incidents on American Airlines’ jets that involved seats coming loose mid-flight are being investigated by the federal government.

According to the Chicago Tribune, American said Monday that it would inspect those and six other Boeing 757 jets overnight. The Federal Aviation Administration said both planes had recently undergone maintenance work that required seats to be removed and reinstalled.

“Out of an abundance of caution, American has decided to proactively re-inspect eight 757s today that could possibly have this same issue,” American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said.

On Saturday, a flight from Boston to Miami made an emergency landing in New York after three passenger seats came loose shortly after takeoff. The airline said there were no injuries, and the passengers were put on another flight to Miami.

The FAA said they are investigating the cases while Boeing declined to comment.