American jet makes emergency landing in Little Rock

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KARK

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 8:22 AM

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — An American Airlines flight that originated at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport made an unexpected landing in Little Rock Monday evening.

Officials at Little Rock National Airport told KARK that Flight 1366 landed around 5:30 after being diverted from its original destination of Memphis, Tennessee and 47 minutes after taking off from D/FW.

Pilots made the decision to change the flight plan after a cockpit instrument indicated a problem with the oil level in one of the aircraft's two engines.

Airport officials said all 129 passengers and five crew members on board the MD-80 jet were safe.

American dispatched a second plane to take the passengers on to Memphis after a two-hour delay.

The airline sent mechanics from Tulsa to inspect the plane that landed in Little Rock.

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