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American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight from Miami lands Newark airport after oil pressure problem

American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight from Miami safely lands at Newark airport after captain shut engine down due to a problem with oil pressure

  • An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Newark airport in New Jersey
  • Pilots noticed a possible problem with an engine oil pressure indicator
  • The plane was traveling from Miami, landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power
  • There were no injuries among the 95 passengers and six crew members 
  • Boeing Max was grounded worldwide for nearly two years after two crashes that killed 346 people
  • Investigators have focused on a flight-control system, not the engines
  • Federal regulators approved changes Boeing made to the flight system, and American resumed flying its Max jets in late December
  • Since then, United and Alaska Airlines have put passengers on Max planes, and Southwest Airlines plans to resume flights with the planes next week

American Airlines said that a Boeing 737 MAX bound for New Jersey‘s Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine over a possible mechanical issue.

American’s 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 MCAS system linked to two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that prompted the plane’s 20-month grounding, it said.

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max made an emergency landing Friday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey (file photo)

The plane was traveling from Miami, landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power

The plane was traveling from Miami, landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power

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

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

When it cleared the plane to fly again, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said he was confident that the jet was safe but warned that in-flight mechanical problems occasionally occur with all commercial aircraft.

‘For that reason, it is inevitable that at some time in the future, a Boeing 737 MAX will turn back to its originating airport, divert, or land at its destination with an actual or suspected in-flight problem,’ he said.

The FAA evaluates all events involving a U.S. airline, he said at the time, adding: ‘It´s very important to differentiate between these routine events that happen with any aircraft and the acute safety issues that led to the loss of lives and grounding of the MAX.’

American took delivery from Boeing of the jet involved in Friday’s incident on December 30, according to information on FlightAware.  

The possible issue was related to an engine oil pressure or volume indicator and not the result of anything related to the MCAS system linked to two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that prompted the plane's 20-month grounding

The possible issue was related to an engine oil pressure or volume indicator and not the result of anything related to the MCAS system linked to two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that prompted the plane’s 20-month grounding

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