Yikes! American Airlines Admits They Sent A Jet Across The Ocean That Wasn't Certified To Fly Overseas!
This is scary!
Over the weekend, American Airlines admitted that a plane it recently used for a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii was not certified to fly a long trip over water!
On August 31, the flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport and safely landed at Honolulu International Airport — but wasn't approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to travel over the Pacific Ocean!
The airline released the following statement after they realized the plane was not ETOPS certified (Extended Range Operation with Two-Engine Airplanes):