American Airlines flight with mechanical issue diverts to BNA

American Airlines flight with mechanical issue diverts to BNA (Image 1)
American Airlines flight with mechanical issue diverts to BNA (Image 1)

An American Airlines flight headed to Virginia was diverted to Nashville Wednesday night due to a mechanical problem.

The MD-80 plane carrying 115 passengers took off from Dallas, Texas and was headed to Richmond, Virginia.

The plane landed around 5 p.m. at the Nashville International Airport for mechanical issues.

The passengers boarded a different plane around 7:30 p.m. and continued on to Virginia.

Airline officials did not immediately release what mechanical issues occurred on the plane.

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