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Flight from CLT airport halted takeoff due to potential mechanical issue

The aircraft taxied to the gate under its own power and customers deplaned, then were transferred to another plane.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An American Airlines flight halted takeoff from Charlotte Douglas International Airport Thursday afternoon due to a potential mechanical issue, American Airlines confirmed. 

It happened shortly after 2:40 p.m. The plane stopped safely after the potential mechanical issue and was able to taxi to the gate under its own power. 

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Then, customers deplaned and were transferred to another aircraft to re-depart for Miami International Airport. There were six crew members and 172 passengers on board flight 775. No injuries were reported.

"Safety is our highest priority, and we thank our customers for their understanding," American Airlines said, in part, in a statement.  

The aircraft, which is a Boeing 737-800, has been removed from service for evaluation by the maintenance team. American Airlines said there has been no impact on airline operations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a result of the incident. 

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