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AA flight diverted after seats become unbolted

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American Airlines is investigating why a row of seats came unbolted during a flight from Boston to Miami over the weekend, according to several reports.

The plane was diverted to JFK Airport in New York because the seats may have become airborne, according to the New York Post.

"A row of seats basically became unbolted from the floor. The seats were completely not attached," said Sam Mayer, a New York-based AA pilot told the newspaper.

The plane landed with a nearly full load of fuel at 12:48 p.m. Saturday afternoon. No one was injured.

Three passengers in the unbolted seats were relocated to other seats on the flight.

The incident raises questions about the airline's recent practice of subcontracting maintenance and inspections.

As part of its bankruptcy restruction, American Airlines is planning to close a major maintenance facility at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, ending jobs for about 1,100 people.

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