Another American Airlines Emergency Landing: Will Pilots End Standoff?

Embattled airline plans pilot negotiations as maintenance problems mount.
3:00 | 10/03/12

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Transcript for Another American Airlines Emergency Landing: Will Pilots End Standoff?
First, we're going to get to the latest trouble for american airlines. A story we first brought you on "good morning america." Another flight was forced to make an emergency landing last night. And abc's jim avila has been tracking all of the developments. Jim, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, elizabeth. American pilots could be at the bargaining table as early as today. Bringing to an end, the problems for the airline. This morning, the embattled american airlines under the microscope again. I have a gear unsafe flight. Reporter: Another american flight forced to make an emergency landing after an apparent mid-flight maintenance issue. Flight 1862, travelling from dallas to st. Louis tuesday, turned around after the landing gear appears to jam. Emergency at this time. We're coming back into dallas. I did get all three back down position. Reporter: It's serious enough, passengers are told to brace. When they said assume the position, it was scary. Reporter: The plane lands safely. Though some onboard are skeptical because of american's labor dispute with pilots. Some people are cheering as And the rest of us are thinking, is this a scenario they created? Or was it real? Reporter: Tuesday's emergency, coming at an especially bad time for the nation's third-largest carrier, the same day it grounded 47 of ITS 757s, NEARLY HALF THE FLEET, To remove and inspect rows of seats, after three scary incidents of seats coming loose during flight. Even flipping over in mid-flight. Our seats 14, a, b and c are totally disconnected. Reporter: The bankrupt airline says this morning, the loose seat was an error with saddle clamps, which hold them to the floor. Not sabotage by disgruntled worker. Somehow in the installation process of our seat, we initiated the failure. We're not sure if it's mechanical failure or human failure. Reporter: Today, the airline hopes it will see the end of its labor struggles. The ceo telling workers, it's been a challenging couple of weeks. An understatement, george.

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