Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Illinois

Flight makes emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport with a nose landing gear problem.


An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing Tuesday morning at O'Hare International Airport after reporting difficulties with its front landing gear, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Flight 1740, traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago, landed safely and there were no immediate reports of injuries. The jet landed on its rear wheels and coasted before its nose touched down, sending up sparks.

The plane carried 136 passengers and crew, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. The FAA said it was investigating.


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