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AA flight makes emergency landing in DomRep

An American Airlines flight en route to Miami has made an emergency landing in the Dominican Republic.
/ Source: The Associated Press

An American Airlines flight en route to Miami has made an emergency landing in the Dominican Republic.

Airport officials say a mechanical failure forced open a compartment in the plane's fuselage and created a loud vibration. The statement says the plane departed the Dominican Republic at 10:30 Wednesday morning and returned 30 minutes later.

Officials said that the more than 100 passengers aboard flight 680 were placed on other flights.

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute is investigating.