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Plane flying to Honolulu forced to turnaround, land at Sky Harbor Airport

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-28 21:17:01-05

An American Airlines flight heading for Honolulu was forced to turnaround and head back to Sky Harbor International Airport Saturday afternoon.

Phoenix Fire officials say Flight 692 took off from Sky Harbor after 2 p.m. this afternoon but was forced to turn back when pilots reported a mechanical issue. 

The plane was able to land safely and return to the gate, officials say. 

Airline spokeswoman Katie Cody said the Airbus 330-300 crossed over the Arizona-California line about 150 miles (241 kilometers) west of Phoenix before turning back after an indicator light came on.

She didn't elaborate on the nature of the problem.

Cody said the flight was canceled and the 270 passengers would be booked onto other flights.