Commercial flight makes emergency landing at Nellis AFB due to low fuel


    An American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Nellis Airforce Base because of low fuel. (KSNV file)

    American Airlines flight 671 flying to McCarran International Airport made an emergency landing Saturday afternoon at Nellis Airforce Base because of low fuel.

    The flight was coming from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and was on approach to McCarran, but it was diverted due to weather, according to a representative with American Airlines.

    The plane landed at Nellis Airforce Base just before 2:30 p.m. to refuel and continued on to McCarran around 3:30 p.m without incident.

    Flight 671 was an Airbus A321 and carries 188 passengers and six crew members.

    According to the American Airlines website, the flight is scheduled to arrive at McCarran before 4:00 p.m.

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