Nightly News | October 04, 2012
>>> we have two big and still developing stories tonight having to do with how we all get around. on the east coast and the west, beginning with new troubles for american airlines . and for that, we want to go to tom costello.
>> american airlines is sayingisaying i they are going to ground all 48 of the suspect 747s that have the seats that are becoming disconnected. they will be grounded as soon as they land. the airline says its mechanics now believe they've discovered the real problem that caused some seats to become disconnected from the floor. something called the seat rock plunger mechanism wasn't properly holding the seats down. it was just last night american said it inspected all eight planes and returned them to service. now, they're coming back out of service. this will mean some delays and cancellations as the airline accommodates customers.
>> imagine their surprise when all those customers and aircraft land tonight. now out to california.