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Flight returned to Tampa International Airport due to 'possible mechanical issue'

The 172 passengers, including six crew members, are set to fly to Philadelphia later today on a different aircraft.
Credit: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File

TAMPA, Fla. — A plane full of passengers took off from Tampa this afternoon to head to Philadelphia only to be brought right back to Tampa International Airport.

American Airlines flight 2908 departed from TPA at 12:38 p.m. Monday and returned just a few minutes later at 1:05 p.m.

A representative from American Airlines told 10 Tampa Bay that the plane encountered a "possible mechanical issue" shortly after departure, but did not give details on exactly what went wrong.

The plane landed safely back in Tampa and taxied back to the gate on its own power. 

The 172 passengers, including six crew members, are set to fly to Philadelphia later today on a different aircraft, according to American Airlines. The plane was a Boeing 737-800.