AirTran flight returns to FL airport after takeoff

AP News
Posted: Jan 03, 2010 4:27 PM

An AirTran flight bound for Philadelphia returned to Orlando International Airport shortly after takeoff because a warning light came on in the cockpit.

Airline spokesman Christopher White says Flight 623 experienced "a minor maintenance issue" with one of its engines after it took off as scheduled Sunday morning. The plane had 117 passengers and five crew members on board.

White said the Boeing 717 turned around "out of an abundance of caution" and landed safely.

The passengers were rebooked on later flights.