Emergency landing of American Airlines jet in Ark.
Little Rock, Arkansas — Authorities say a report of an engine fire forced an American Airlines flight to make an emergency landing, though no fire was found when the plane safely landed in Arkansas.
Little Rock National Airport officials said Flight 1720 landed Sunday at 4:08 p.m., about 15 minutes after the pilot declared an emergency. The twin-engine MD 80 jet was traveling from Dallas to Washington.
The plane was carrying 136 passengers and five crew members. No injuries were reported.
Airport officials say the plane taxied to a ramp under its own power and was moved to a gate. Mechanics were being called in to troubleshoot.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. Agency spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Corey says she couldn't discuss ongoing investigations.
American Airlines officials did not respond to messages seeking comment.