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KFOX14 viewers ask about circling American Airlines plane

EL PASO, Texas- An American Airlines plane circling the airport prompted inquiries from several people who called KFOX14 station

An El Paso Airport spokesperson said what's happening is called a "Touch and-Go" exercise.

This is a landing or circuit that is common when a pilot is learning to fly a fixed wing aircraft.

Pilots practice landing on a runway and taking off again without coming to a full stop.

Usually the pilot then circles the airport in a defined pattern known as a circuit.

EPIA officials said this is what those planes were doing.

Video Courtesy: Crystal Herrera

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