- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Delays turned a 14-hour flight into a 40-hour journey for passengers traveling from Dallas to South Korea.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1LLwanx) the departure of American Airlines Flight 281 was initially delayed by about an hour and 45 minutes on Sunday.

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein says the flight was above Wyoming when a medical emergency forced a landing in Salt Lake City, where the plane spent 3 1/2 hours on the ground.

Fuel was unloaded from the overweight plane and additional inspections were conducted. By then, the crew had to return to Dallas to avoid exceeding the Federal Aviation Administration’s work-time limitations.

Passengers left Dallas again by Monday afternoon and were expected to arrive in Seoul on Tuesday morning, about 40 hours after their original departure time.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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