England-to-Chicago flight diverted by faulty warning light - KMSP-TV

England-to-Chicago flight diverted by faulty warning light

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Some American Airlines passengers headed for Chicago will get a free night in Ireland after their flight from England was diverted after a warning light came on in the cockpit because of a faulty indicator.

American Airlines Flight 55, from Manchester, England, to Chicago was diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland "as a precautionary measure due a warning light in the cockpit," American spokesman Matt Miller said.

The Boeing 767-300 had 199 passengers and 12 crew members onboard when it landed safely in Shannon about 1 p.m. local time, he said. No injuries were reported.

Maintenance crews investigated the plane and "a faulty indicator was discovered as the cause," according to Miller.

The plane will remain at Shannon and all passengers will receive overnight accommodations before the plane leaves for Chicago on Saturday morning, he said.

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