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American Airlines plane headed from San Jose to Phoenix experiences engine issue, lands safely

The plane landed safely at Mineta San Jose International Airport shortly after takeoff Monday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

PHOENIX — Editor's Note: The above video is from previous coverage of a rise in plane rage incidents reported by the FAA. 

An American Airlines plane headed from San Jose to Phoenix experienced an engine issue Monday morning and was forced to land shortly after takeoff.

The plane landed safely at Mineta San Jose International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

American Airlines Flight 2049, an Airbus 320, taxied safely to its gate where it was inspected, FAA and airport officials said.

Every time the pilots tried to throttle up, there was some unusual rattling and shaking, a passenger on the flight told Bay Area NBC affiliate KNTV.

KNTV obtained a statement from American Airlines: 

American Airlines flight 2049 with service from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) returned to SJC shortly after takeoff due to a possible mechanical issue. The flight landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power. Our maintenance team is evaluating the aircraft and we are working to re-book all customers. We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans and our team is working to get them to Phoenix as soon as possible.

There were 112 customers and five crew on board. 

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