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American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX passenger flight makes emergency landing after engine shutdown

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX passenger flight bound for New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine due to a possible mechanical issue.

AA Flight 2555 from Miami with 95 passengers and six crew landed safely at Newark without incident, the airline said.

The possible issue was related to an engine oil pressure or volume indicator and not the result of anything related to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) linked to two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that prompted the plane’s 20-month grounding, it said.




The 737 Max has been under heavy scrutiny for a while. Aviation authorities around the world grounded 737 Max aircraft in March 2019 following deadly crashes involving the plane model in Ethiopia and off the coast of Indonesia, which occurred within five months of each other.

Boeing said it was aware of the American flight and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will investigate.

American was the first US carrier to resume 737 MAX flights late last year following the FAA’s approval of safety updates by Boeing.