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Flight from Cancun to JFK makes emergency landing at JAX

Hydraulics issue forced American Airlines unscheduled stop

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An American Airlines flight from Cancun to JFK in New York was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesday morning because of an issue with the plane's hydraulics.

American Airlines flight 1139 landed safely at JAX at 9:43 a.m. The flight included 154 passengers and six crew, according to American Airlines. The Boeing 737 was in the air for one hour and forty-five minutes before landing in Jacksonville.

The plane has been towed to gate C5, where engineers will need to inspect the plane. American Airlines sent a replacement aircraft from Miami. The passengers must go through a Customs screening at JAX before they can board the new aircraft for the continuation of their flight to New York.