AA 777 to Tokyo Makes Emergency Landing in AK | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

AA 777 to Tokyo Makes Emergency Landing in AK



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    American Airlines says one of its jets made an emergency landing on an island in Alaska's Aleutians after a fire warning light went off.

    Company spokesman Tim Smith says Flight 175, en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Tokyo, landed safely on Shemya Island shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. It turned out there was no fire, despite the warning light from a cargo compartment of the Boeing 777.

    Smith says the 197 passengers were evacuated while the cargo was removed.

    The jet later flew to Anchorage, arriving just before 4 a.m. Monday.

    The Coast Guard says it initially was told the plane was on fire. Petty Officer Chris Gauthier says the Coast Guard had a C-130 on standby on Kodiak Island, but it was not deployed.