Security concern diverts AA flight from DFW

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DALLAS (KXAS) – A flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on its way to San Diego had to make an emergency landing in Phoenix Sunday afternoon due to a security threat.

Officials with American Airlines told NBC DFW that flight 362 landed safely at Phoneix Sky Harbor Airport shortly after 1:30 p.m. CT. 179 passengers and six crew members were onboard.

Federal authorities met the plane upon landing.  Authorities have not released what type of threat prompted the diversion. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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