Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, wildlife hit aircraft more than 230 times in the past four years.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says an American Airlines jet was found to have two flat tires and smoking brakes after aborting its takeoff from Phoenix due to what the airline called a "mechanical issue."

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Flight 711 to Las Vegas aborted its takeoff "due to an indicator light," exited the runway and taxied to a ramp area where passengers disembarked and were bused back to the terminal.

An American statement released by spokesperson Kelsey Gion said the plane stopped safely and that there were no injuries.

The statement said maintenance personnel were inspecting the aircraft and that American was working to get the 161 passengers to Las Vegas as soon as possible.

Sky Harbor spokeswoman Krishna Patel said there was no impact on airport operations.

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