LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines plane has landed safely after declaring an emergency and diverting to Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the plane landed and taxied normally late Thursday morning. Eight people, including a flight attendant, reported experiencing breathing problems from an unspecified odor aboard the aircraft.

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Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says Flight 564 declared the emergency while flying from San Jose to Phoenix.

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Airport spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado says a mechanical problem was reported aboard the plane, which had 137 people aboard.

After being examined by firefighters, eight of the passengers declined further treatment, including one woman who initially asked for further evaluation before changing her mind, Humphrey said.

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