American Airlines says a jet taking off from New York City's Kennedy Airport had to turn around and land because of a "possible mechanical issue."
Airline spokesman Ross Feinstein says the plane took off just after 1 p.m. and was back on the ground less than 20 minutes later. Feinstein says the plane was being inspected and he could not immediately give further details.
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The flight had been headed to Cancun, Mexico.
The union that represents Port Authority police officers posted a picture of the plane sitting on the snow-blown tarmac.
A Port Authority spokeswoman says the plane taxied back to the gate under its own power.