Flight to New York returns to ILM due to possible mechanical issue

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American Airlines A319 (Photo: Bernal Saborio / CC BY-SA 2.0)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A flight from Wilmington to New York had to turn around mid-flight Friday evening due a possible mechanical issue, according to American Airlines.

ILM Deputy Director Gary Broughton told WWAY around 6:15 p.m. that the flight was headed to Charlotte when it had to return because of a cabin pressure standardization issue. American Airlines later told us that the flight was actually going to New York LaGuardia, LGA, and had to come back due to an indication of a mechanical issue.

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Broughton says the flight left at 4:55 p.m. and landed back in Wilmington at 5:30 p.m.

There were passengers on board but no injuries were reported.

Ross Feinstein with American Airlines says a maintenance team is currently evaluating the issue.