Dallas-bound flight makes safe emergency landing in Reno
RENO, Nev. (AP) - An American Airlines flight that departed Reno for Dallas Fort Worth returned and made a safe emergency landing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport shortly after takeoff due to an issue with the landing gear.
American Airlines says Flight 1266 took off from Reno at about 1 a.m. Tuesday and circled the airport for about an hour to burn off fuel before landing safely about 2:30 a.m.
No injuries were reported on the plane with 169 passengers and crew.
Airport spokesman Brian Kulpin told the Reno Gazette Journal the Boeing 737-800 had reported a blown a tire.
He says some runways were closed briefly but have reopened and airport operations are back to normal.
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