Plane Headed to LAX for Emergency Landing
LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO) – An American Airlines jet carrying nearly 140 people has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after apparently blowing a tire during takeoff for Toronto.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Boeing 737 took off from the airport around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The pilot immediately reported the problem in its left main landing gear and asked to return to the airport.
The aircraft circled the airport to burn fuel for over 40 minutes. Emergency vehicles were on stand-by for an emergency landing. The landing was apparently without any incident.