AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Arkansas
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An American Airlines plane en route from Boston to Dallas has made an emergency landing at Little Rock National Airport. No injuries have been reported.
Television station KTHV reports that the Boeing 757 had 165 passengers, two pilots and four flight crew members and that the pilots opted to land at Little Rock on Sunday due to an engine stall problem.
Passenger Glenn Anderson told KTHV that engine problems on Flight 419 caused at least 15 loud bangs and the plane to jerk each time.
Anderson told KTHV that the plane's pilot did an excellent job in keeping passengers calm during the landing.
An American Airlines spokeswoman says the plane's engine did not shut down.
The passengers left Little Rock for Dallas about 1:35 p.m. The flight eventually was scheduled to end in Los Angeles.
Published at 7:10 PM CST on Nov 28, 2010
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