American Airlines has released a statement saying the flight attendants involved in an emergency landing at LAX on August 5th acted appropriately.
"American Airlines procedure allows for an evacuation when there is smoke in the cabin of an aircraft. Those procedures also allow for flight attendants to initiate an evacuation. The flight attendants acted appropriately to evacuate Flight 31, and in fact, the evacuation was accomplished quickly, exactly according to procedure, and with only very minor injuries - which are common in slide evacuations. 'We are proud of the way our entire flight crew handled Flight 31,' said Lauri Curtis, American's Vice President - Onboard Service. 'We support their action, commend their professionalism, and know that the training they participate in yearly plays a major role in handling scenarios like this.'"
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