Charlotte’s airport confirmed that an American plane experienced an alert for a possible engine issue. It landed safely and taxied to the gate.
American spokeswoman Crystal Byrd said Flight 1668 experienced a compressor issue with one of its two engines but did not lose power from the engine.
Flames were visible from the engine, Byrd said, but she likened it to a car’s backfire and said it was not a fire in the engine itself.
The 187 passengers aboard will be rerouted to Chicago’s O’Hare airport aboard another flight.