American Airlines probes 3rd case of loose seats

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October 2, 2012, 9:42 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Boston) - Eight American Airlines planes are out of service amid new safety concerns. This comes after three flights have experienced loose seats mid-flight.

On Monday, a flight from New York to Miami had to turn back because of more loose seats.

American Airlines is inspecting more Boeing 757's - the planes in question - to make sure they have secured seating.

Another American Airlines flight from Vail, Colo. to Dallas had to be diverted last week for the same problem.

The airline is putting its most trusted people out there to reassure passengers that the company's planes are safe: the pilots.

"You know, if I wouldn't put my kids on the airplane, I wouldn't put your kids on the airplane, and I still always feel like when I go to work, 'Hey, I can put my kids on the airplane and we're going to be safe,'" American Airlines Capt. Rodney Patterson said.

The airline is inspecting the planes, and investigating the cause of the loose seats.

The FAA is also investigating.

One passenger described the experience of the seats coming loose midflight as a carnival ride.

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