DFW-Bound Jet Returns to Omaha as Precaution

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    AA MD-80 in flight.

    Mechanics have been checking an American Airlines jet that made a precautionary landing in Omaha after crew members reported what smelled like an electrical fire in the cockpit.

    Omaha television station KMTV says the Dallas-bound jet took off from Omaha just before 6:30 p.m. Monday but soon turned around and landed back at Eppley Airfield.

    American spokesman Matt Miller told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Flight 2323 carried 62 passengers and five crew members. Miller says a replacement for the MD-80 aircraft took off about 9:30 p.m. and made it to Dallas without incident.

    Miller says he had no word yet on what, if anything, was wrong with the flight's original plane.