American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at RDU

An American Airlines flight had to return to RDU on Friday night.

An American Airlines flight bound for London Heathrow was forced to make an emergency landing at RDU on Friday night.

In a statement, the airline said:

"American Airlines flight 174 from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to London Heathrow (LHR) returned to RDU shortly after takeoff due to a suspected mechanical issue. The aircraft landed safely and was towed to the gate where the passengers deplaned. No passengers or crew were injured, and we are re-accommodating passengers on next available flights to London. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers."

No others details were immediately available.
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