RDU flight to London lands safely following mechanical issue

American Airlines AP File Photo.

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A flight from RDU International headed to London had to land shortly after takeoff due to a mechanical issue, officials said.

American Airlines flight 174 to London Heathrow landed safely and was towed to the gate where the passengers deplaned, American Airlines said.

It was originally scheduled to leave RDU at 6:10 p.m.

No one was injured.

“We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers,” the company said in a release.

Those affected passengers will be put on the next available flight to London.

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