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American Airlines Flight Diverted To Pittsburgh Lands Safely

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)--An American Airlines flight was diverted to Pittsburgh International Airport Saturday morning.

American Airlines Flight 2244 was headed from Chicago to Washington, DC when it was diverted around 9:20 a.m. due to a mechanical issue, according to an American Airlines spokesperson.

The plane landed safely at 9:30 a.m.

There were 72 passengers and a crew of 6.

The passengers were all rebooked on other flights.

In a statement, American Airlines said "We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused."

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