Passengers on an American Airlines flight heading to Abilene on Monday experienced what some say is a scary situation on Christmas.

An Abilene resident on the flight coming from DFW tells us a flight attendant said they were doing an emergency landing.

The passenger says the plane diverted back to DFW 15 minutes after it was in the air.

American airlines released this statement to Fox 15.

It says “American Eagle flight 3594, operated by Envoy Air, from DFW to ABI, returned to DFW after an indicator in the cockpit reported a possible mechanical issue.

The flight landed safely, and went to the gate.

Passengers were placed on a different aircraft, and the flight re-departed.”