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Plane Makes ‘Harrowing’ Landing At TIA

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Tampa International Airport

Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Tampa say they had a harrowing landing early Tuesday at Tampa International Airport.

Florida station News Channel 8 Daytime host Jerry Penacoli was on board the plane that landed at TIA. He told WFLA-TV flight attendants told passengers to brace as if the plane would crash upon landing.

Penacoli said the landing was “petrifying.” Passengers told the news station they were told the plane had a problem with its landing gear.

Airline spokeswoman Leslie Scott said in an email that maintenance crews were evaluating the aircraft "to see what exactly the issue was."

There were 146 passengers on board. Scott said no one was injured.