Early morning emergency landing for American Airlines flight
Las Vegas to Dallas flight makes safe emergency stop in Albuquerque
An American Airlines flight heading from Las Vegas to Dallas has made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.
American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller says Flight 1868 landed safely around 8:20 a.m. Friday at Albuquerque International Sunport after the crew discovered of an issue with one of the plane's generators.
The plane's captain told passengers that the plane was forced to make a landing after a generator went out and the plane's backup generator failed to turn on.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says no injuries were reported and the FFA is investigating.
Miller says a maintenance team is working to get the MD-80 aircraft back into service. He says the flight had 140 passengers and a crew of five.
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