By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Seats come loose on American Airlines flights

  • Passenger says it was chaotic
  • American Airlines is investigating incidents

Passengers on two different American Airlines flights were sitting in seats that came loose during their flight. 

One passenger says, "The seats flipped backwards… people were essentially on the laps of the passengers behind them.”

How did this happen? American Airlines says an initial investigation shows there may be an issue with a certain model of seats.  The airline also says that the incidents do not seem to be connected to a maintenance facility or work group.

The FAA says records show the seats had recently been removed and reinstalled.

Eight other planes that may have a similar issue will be inspected.

Join the conversation... welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Whoa! Watch this stunning footage of whales in Iceland
Travel | See all 297 items Whoa! Watch this stunning footage of whales in Iceland