American Airlines flight from Arizona to San Jose makes emergency landing

SAN JOSE (KRON) — An American Airlines flight bound for Mineta San Jose International Airport made a safe emergency landing this afternoon after a possible mechanical issue, airline officials said.

American Airlines flight No. 597 departed from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona for San Jose, where it safely landed at 3:48 p.m. and taxied to the gate, according to the airline.

The pilot reported of a possible mechanical issue as the Airbus A319 plane landed, according to airline officials.

There were 111 passengers and a crew of five people. All are being evaluated this afternoon, airline officials said.

Stay with KRON for updates on this breaking news story.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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