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Plane Returns to LAX an Hour After Takeoff When One of the Engines Fails

The American Airlines flight was bound for Honolulu.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

An American Airlines flight bound for Honolulu had to return to Los Angeles International Airport about an hour after takeoff today when one of its engines failed, but the pilot landed the plane safely and no injuries were reported.

Flight 283 departed LAX at about 10:15 a.m. and landed back at the airport about an hour later, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to a passenger on the flight, the pilot told passengers the plane had developed electrical trouble.

"They said we're showing an electrical problem and we don't know exactly what it is but we don't want to fly all the way to Hawaii showing indications there could be an electrical problem and therefore we're turning around," Paul Almond, a Los Angeles attorney, told City News Service. "Even when we landed ... they said our engineers are going to look at the plane and see if the problem can be solved in a short period of time."

Almond said the landing was smooth and uneventful.

Passengers were expected to be placed other flights to Honolulu.

--City News Service


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