AA flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

Posted at: 01/11/2013 10:02 AM
Updated at: 01/11/2013 11:32 AM
By: The Associated Press

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An American Airlines flight heading from Las Vegas to Dallas has made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.
 
American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller says Flight 1868 landed safely around 8:20 a.m. Friday at Albuquerque International Sunport after the crew discovered of an issue with one of the plane's generators.
 
The plane's captain told passengers that the plane was forced to make a landing after a generator went out and the plane's backup generator failed to turn on.
 
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says no injuries were reported and the FAA is investigating.
 
Miller says a maintenance team is working to get the MD-80 aircraft back into service. He says the flight had 140 passengers and a crew of five.
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