6 Injured by American Airlines Flight's Hard Landing at Kahului Airport in Hawaii

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced it will investigate the hard landing of American Airlines Flight 271

<p>Mia Shimabuku/Bloomberg via Getty </p> Kahului Airport in April 2020

Mia Shimabuku/Bloomberg via Getty

Kahului Airport in April 2020

Five flight attendants and one passenger were left injured after an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Maui made a hard landing around 2 p.m. local time on Saturday.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, American Airlines said, "American Airlines flight 271 with service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Maui (OGG) experienced an issue upon landing in OGG. The aircraft taxied to the gate under its own power and customers deplaned normally."

The six people who were injured were transported to a local hospital, where they were released. There were 167 passengers on the flight in total, and seven crew members.

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The airline also noted "the aircraft was taken out of service for inspection by our maintenance team." American Airlines added, "The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority."

On Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it will investigate the hard landing. The FAA shared the plane in question was an Airbus A320.

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Flight 271's hard landing comes less than a month after Alaska Airlines' fleet of Boeing 737-Max 9 aircrafts were pulled from service following a mid-air blowout on Jan. 5. Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California, was forced to make an emergency landing after a plug door near the rear of the aircraft blew out at 16,000 feet, leaving a hole in the side of the plane.

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All 177 passengers survived, but the planes were pulled from service until they could be inspected.

Alaska Airlines resumed operation of their Max 9 planes with Flight 1146, which flew from Seattle to San Diego on Friday.

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