Sky Harbor Emergency Landing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

American Airlines Emergency Landing Phoenix


An American Airlines flight from San Diego to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Phoenix due to a security issue, reports NBC Phoenix’s Chris Williams.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. An Unruly Passenger Caused a Panic

Police were waiting to greet the plane as it made its unscheduled landing in Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport. The issue was caused by an unruly passenger, who was removed, allowing the flight to take off again, reports AZ Family.

2. This Came Just Hours After a Security Alert Was Issued Surrounding Airports

This emergency landing comes on the same day that the U.S. government implemented “enhanced security measures” at airports due a renewed Al-Qaeda threat.

3. There Were Disruptions at the Airport

There were delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.

4. Sky Harbor Is Preparing for One of the Biggest Weekends of the Year

This issue comes as U.S. airports prepare for one of the biggest traveling weekends of the year. Sky Harbor airport had already issued instructions on how to beat the rush.

5. 40 Million Passengers Pass Through Sky Harbor Every Year

Phoenix’s Sky Harbor is one of the busiest airports in the U.S., around 40 million passengers pass through the airport every year.