Flight Bound for DFW Makes Emergency Return

Electrical malfunction causes anxious moments but not injuries.

Saturday, Dec 24, 2011  |  Updated 5:18 PM CDT
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Flight Bound for DFW Makes Emergency Return

NBC 5 News

American Airlines jetliner headed to DFW Airport made a return to Reno-Tahoe International Airport because of an electrical malfunction.

An American Airlines jetliner with 134 passengers aboard was forced to return to Reno-Tahoe International Airport shortly after takeoff because a light indicating an electrical malfunction went off.
 

American Airlines spokeswoman Dori Alvarez said the plane en route to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport took off at 7:37 a.m. on Saturday and landed about 25 minutes later. She said passengers were being re booked on other flights, and the cause of the problem was not immediately known.  No injuries were reported.

Alvarez said maintenance crews were examining the MD-80 aircraft, and it still might be able to take passengers to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport later Saturday.

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