An airplane that reported a potential brake malfunction Friday afternoon has landed safely. That same aircraft is back in use after inspection.
More than a dozen fire units were standing by at San Antonio International Airport to assist the American Eagle plane returning to San Antonio after a distress call.
Aircraft officials reported a potential malfunction with the airplane's braking equipment. The plane headed for Phoenix landed back in San Antonio shortly after 4 p.m.
According to American Airlines public relations officials, the flight was going from San Antonio to Phoenix, In mid-air, there was an indicator in the cockpit that there was a potential mechanical issue.
As a precaution, the flight returned to San Antonio mid-flight. There were no injuries on board nor any official emergencies declared. The team on the ground inspected the aircraft and cleared it to carry on.
A spokesperson for the San Antonio Fire Department says that 82 passengers were onboard the plane, American Airlines flight 5803. The passengers re-departed for Arizona at 5:45 p.m. Officials say there is no further cause for concern.