KANSAS CITY — The same American Airlines flight was forced to return to Kansas City International Airport two days in a row because of concerns about smoke and fumes.
American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner confirmed that Flight 1592 to Dallas returned to the airport Wednesday and Thursday.
He says the MD-80 plane returned Wednesday after a compressor stall. Mechanics lubricated the blades inside the engine. He says that Thursday, the extra lubrication burned off, causing smoke and odor in the aircraft.
Robyn Dickinson, a passenger on the Thursday flight, told The Kansas City Star that the pilot apologized to passengers and told them to brace for a hard impact.
The plane landed safely both times, and no one was injured.