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DFW-San Diego Flight Diverted to Phoenix

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 (WFAA) -- An American Airlines jet with 179 passengers and six crew members was headed to San Diego on Sunday when it made an unscheduled landing in Phoenix due to a "security issue."

The airline said Flight 362, a Boeing 757, landed safely just before 2 p.m. CT.

"It diverted to Phoenix due to a security related issue, and the flight was met by authorities," said American spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.

John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, tweeted that his American Airlines flight was diverted to Phoenix for security reasons. It was not immediately known whether there is any connection to what appears to be a hacker attack on Sony's online PlayStation Network and Entertainment Network.

Mohr added that that measures were being taken to get customers to their final destinations.

American said it was referring all further questions to the FBI.

There has been no official statement about what prompted the sudden route change.


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