American Airlines flight returns to SJ airport after mechanical problem

An American Airlines plane is pictured in a file image taken March 19, 2020. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

An American Airlines flight returned to the Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday morning after experiencing a mechanical problem, airport officials said.   

At about 11 a.m., flight 2049 to Phoenix returned shortly after take-off, landed and taxied safely back to a gate, according to airport spokeswoman Keonnis Taylor.   

A statement from the airline said the plane, an Airbus 320, returned to the airport "due to a possible mechanical issue."   

A maintenance team is evaluating the plane and the airline is working to re-book its passengers, according to the statement.   

No injuries were reported to the 112 passengers or five crewmembers.