DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- American Airlines Flight 730 has landed back at Charlotte Douglas International after being rerouted due to mechanical problems.

The flight bound for London had to circle above Davidson County for at least two hours late Wednesday night to burn off fuel before landing in Charlotte which is standard procedure.

American Airlines said the flight left Charlotte after 7:00 p.m. but encountered mechanical issues as it reached southern Virginia.

American Airlines said the crew thought it would be best to turn around as a precaution instead of flying overseas, overnight.

The flight had 258 passengers and 16 crew members on board. Passengers will now board another plane before leaving once again for London.

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