DFW-Bound AA Flight Returns to Portland Due to Engine Problem

Plane lands safely back in Portland after engine problem

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012  |  Updated 10:14 AM CDT
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DFW-Bound AA Flight Returns to Portland

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AA MD-80 in flight.

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American Airlines Flight 2040, bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, returned to the Portland, Ore., airport 25 minutes after takeoff early Tuesday morning.

KGW-TV reports the flight experienced an engine compressor problem.

Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson says the flight departed at 6 a.m. and returned to the gate at 6:25 a.m., surrounded by airport crash trucks.

The plane, an MD 80, taxied back to the tarmac under its own power.

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