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Airliner Makes Emergency Landing During Texas-Bound Flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (January 11, 2013)—The crew of American Airlines flight bound from Las Vegas to Dallas made an emergency landing Friday morning in Albuquerque, N.M.

American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said Flight 1868 landed safely at 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 crew was forced to make the emergency landing after a generator went out and the plane's backup generator failed to turn on.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said 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 said the flight carried 140 passengers and a crew of five.


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