Texas-Bound Jet Returns To Omaha As A Precaution

OMAHA, Neb. (July 29, 2014) Mechanics Tuesday were checking an American Airlines jet whose crew made a precautionary landing in Omaha after reporting what smelled like an electrical fire in the cockpit.

The Dallas-bound jet took off from Omaha just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, but the crew soon turned around and landed back at Eppley Airfield.

American spokesman Matt Miller told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Flight 2323 carried 62 passengers and five crew members.

Miller says a replacement for the MD-80 aircraft took off about 9:30 p.m. and made it to Dallas without incident.

Miller says he had no word yet on what, if anything, was wrong with the original plane.

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