American Airlines jet has engine problem in Ariz.

AP News
Posted: Apr 21, 2011 10:12 PM
American Airlines jet has engine problem in Ariz.

An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas was forced to land six minutes after takeoff due to an engine problem.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the MD-82 passenger jet had just left Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday when it lost power in one of its engines for an unknown reason.

Spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane's captain declared an emergency and the jet circled back to Phoenix. The plane was carrying 120 passengers and six crew members.

A spokeswoman with American Airlines says a problem kept the plane's left engine from receiving full power. It's being inspected and repaired.

Many passengers were placed on the next flight or received compensation.