American Airlines flight from Lihue to Phoenix diverted to Honolulu

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An American Airlines flight from Lihue to Phoenix was diverted to Honolulu late Thursday.

According to officials with the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, American Airlines flight 697 suffered a “mechanical cancellation.” They could not explain specifics, but said the plane touched down in Honolulu to be repaired.

American Airlines officials said the plane had to be diverted due to “aircraft maintenance,” but they did not have further details.

The plane was a Boeing 777.

According to the flight tracking website Flight Aware, the plane left Lihue around 10 p.m. Hawaii time and landed in Honolulu just before midnight.

It’s not known how many passengers were on board, but officials said they were all safe and taken to a hotel.

American Airlines said it will try to put the passengers on different flights to Phoenix on Friday.

Read originally published story at:  Hawaii News Now

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