Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Mechanical Issue

An American Airlines flight traveling from Chicago O’Hare to Charlotte made an emergency landing Tuesday night.

Flight 1277 was diverted to Indianapolis before making it to North Carolina after the plane showed “indication of a mechanical issue,” according to an airline spokesperson.

The plane landed in Indiana about 9:15 p.m., officials said. American Airlines said the aircraft has since been checked out by an Indiana Mechanical Team and has been cleared to fly. The same aircraft is scheduled to take off at 11:30 p.m.

From the looks of social media it seems that the diverted flight may have had some NFL cargo on board.

Former Chicago Bears’ Charles "Peanut" Tillman posted a video on Twitter taken from inside an American Airlines flight with the caption: “Hopefully this will be my first and only emergency landing… #changingmyunderwearnow #thankyoujesus”

After playing for the Bears for 12 years, Tillman signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers in 2015. Tillman, a Chicago native, still lives in the area with his wife and children.

The Panthers first practice is scheduled for Friday.

A request for comment from the Bears legacy was not immediately returned.

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