American A321 near Dallas on Mar 7th 2021, engine problem

Last Update: March 8, 2021 / 22:49:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 7, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-818

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N996AN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N996AN performing flight AA-818 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Cancun (Mexico) with 167 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 40nm northwest of Houston,TX (USA) when the crew decided to return to Dallas Ft. Worth due to an engine (V2533) problem, initially descending to FL300 for the return. The aircraft subsequently drifted down to FL240 and requested runway 17C. ATC offered runway 17R which was accepted by the crew. The aircraft landed safely on Dallas Ft. Worth's runway 17R about 65 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Dallas about 28 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 7, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-818

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N996AN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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