LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An American Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after its pilot reported a problem with the plane’s landing gear.

The flight, originating from Louisville, Ky., safely landed on the airport’s southernmost runway about 2:40 a.m. with firefighters on stand by, authorities said.

Officials say the problem was reported in the plane’s right landing gear and the pilot dumped jet fuel over the ocean in preparation for the landing.

No one was injured.

An American Airlines spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

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Comments (5)
  1. chris says:

    ya just dump it in the ocean no problem.

    1. Robert Campbell says:

      haha…good point. I’m sure the marine life appreciated it.

    2. brian says:

      where is the EPA but that is ok when they eat the local catch they will eat the jet fuel LOL CANCER anyone

      That is why I don’t eat fish cancer plus

  2. rich says:

    better over the ocean then over land it will dilute in water wont dilute if it hits you think about it

  3. tryecrot says:

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