Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Bermuda

The American Airlines flight on the tarmac of the L. F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. (Photo credit: BERNEWS)


HAMILTON, Bermuda, Monday February 5, 2018 – An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Bermuda yesterday after a “possible fire in the cargo hold”.

American Airlines flight AA973, which was headed from New York to Brazil with 201 people, landed at the LF Wade International Airport at 12:42 a.m.

Ten fire vehicles and 12 firefighters from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service met the aircraft, and it was evacuated. However, no fire was found and no one was injured.

Among those on board the flight was Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls who posted about her experience on social media.

Most passengers remained at the airport overnight and were rebooked on American Airlines scheduled flights to JFK and Miami today.

Others are staying in hotels while alternative flight arrangements are made.

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