(edited from WFLA.com) – An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport early Tuesday. Passengers say it was due to a malfunction with landing gear.
WFLA Daytime host Jerry Penacoli was on board the plane. He says passengers were told to brace as if they would crash land. Flight attendants showed passengers how to properly brace for landing. As the flight came down, the flight attendants kept screaming “Brace! Brace! Brace!” and passengers were all screaming, Penacoli explained. Penacoli says he and those around him were saying their goodbyes to each other. And miraculously the pilot landed the plane safely. Read the rest of this entry →