The Airbus A320 “experienced an issue upon landing” around 2 p.m. Hawaiian time at Kahului Airport, the airline said in a statement. Five of the seven crew members and one of 167 passengers were hospitalized after touchdown, and all were later released.
“The aircraft was taken out of service for inspection by our maintenance team,” American Airlines said while reaffirming its commitment to safety. The cause of the issue that resulted in the bumpy landing is unclear. The Federal Aviation Administration told the Daily Beast it is investigating the landing.
The rough touchdown in Maui is the latest in a string of flight-related incidents largely surrounding Airbus’ rival manufacturer Boeing. Earlier this month, Boeing made headlines when a door panel ripped off during a flight in mid-air, a debacle closely followed by cracks in the window on a separate flight, sparks flying across the sky from an engine failure on another, and a front wheel busting off the front of yet another jet moments before takeoff.