Seats Loose on Second American Flight
Airline grounds eight planes
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2012 2:48 AM CDT
Updated Oct 2, 2012 3:36 AM CDT
American airlines has grounded eight planes while it investigates the mystery of loose seats.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – Another set of seats was discovered to be loose on an American Airlines flight yesterday just days after another plane had to make an emergency landing because of the same problem. This time, loose seats were discovered on an American New York to Miami flight, and the plane was forced to return to JFK. The last incident occurred Saturday on a Boston to Miami flight, and the plane also landed at JFK. American officials don't believe either problem is linked to its labor troubles. The FAA is investigating both incidents. American has grounded eight planes as it continues to look into the problem, reports ABC.

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Kookey90
Oct 2, 2012 8:47 PM CDT
I'm glad I don't own any shares of American Airlines stock.
Ultraworld
Oct 2, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
I know AA is fighting with & trying to get rid of the unions. Pilots have called in for various reasons, causing delays. But leaving seats loose to get AA planes grounded is so wrong. These meatheads don't get that passengers pay their overhead salaries. They have cut their noses off to spite their faces. Now they have a reputation for sabotaging their own planes. How long will this airline last? I think it's over for them & BOTH sides are at fault.
JackNelsonSteward
Oct 2, 2012 3:18 PM CDT
Does A/A do its own maint? Not many airlines do. Damned strange that suddenly, just now, just this airline has just this problem.