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AA Plane Makes Emergency Landing at DFW Airport

After circling over North Texas for nearly two hours, an American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Monday evening.

AA Flight 1654 departed DFW at 5 p.m. headed for Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency due to a landing gear issue, according to a statement from an Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

The MD-82 made a low-approach flyby of the airport so officials in the air traffic control tower could perform a visual check of the landing gear. They advised the gear appeared normal, the FAA said.

The plane then circled the sky to burn fuel before safely landing at DFW Airport just before 7 p.m.

After landing, the passengers got off the plane via the rear staircase and were taken by bus to the terminal at gate C4.

One passenger told NBC 5's Bianca Castro they will be put on another aircraft later Monday to continue on to BMI Airport.

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