An American Airlines flight on its way to McCarran International Airport made an emergency landing at the Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday afternoon because of fuel and weather concerns.
American Airlines Flight 671 was diverted to the base due to wind conditions at The airport and low fuel levels, Nellis spokeswoman Rebekah Mattes said. The airport landed at about 3:50 pm, said airport spokeswoman Gabriela Muro.
Mattes said the weather caused a delay in landing, and the plane needed to land at Nellis to refuel
American Airlines spokesman Josh Freed said there was no fuel leak, and the airplane had enough fuel to get to McCarran, but it was necessary to refuel after it was diverted to Nellis.
"The reason for the diversion was weather , "He said.
Muro said that the flight was the only plane diverted from landing at the airport on Saturday afternoon.
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The plane landed at Nellis at about 2:15 pm, Freed said.
The National Weather Service said The winds at the airport were gusting at about 20 mph at the airport between 1:30 pm
"Mostly it was just breezy," a meteorologist from Chelsea Kryston said.
She said weather conditions can cause an airplane diversion when the wind direction is not favorable for landing planes.
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