An American Airlines jet had to abort its takeoff at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Thursday night due to a wheel possibly locking up.
‘Flight 592 skidded to a stop on a runway at Sky Harbor International Airport after the pilot spotted a light in the cockpit indicating a wheel had locked up.
“We kind of revved up and then kind of skidded to a stop,” Darcy Harrell of Fort Worth told WFAA-TV (Channel 8). “That’s never happened before, and I travel every week — kind of scary.”
The MD-83 had to be towed back to the gate because the emergency stop overheated its brakes.’
Passengers were put on a later flight to Dallas after a 5 hour delay.