TX - Jet Flying From Los Angeles Makes Emergency Landing in Dallas

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An American Airlines 737 en route from Los Angeles to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing at Midland International Airport on Sunday after a cockpit indicator light signaled a fire in the jet's cargo bay. No injuries were reported when Flight 2044 landed about 1:20 p.m. There was no fire, and the problem was apparently a malfunctioning indicator, American spokeswoman Andrea Rader said. Before the jet set down, the pilot told the 99 passengers to prepare for an emergency landing. Six crew members also were aboard. Passengers exited the plane at the terminal, Rader said. Members of the Midland Fire Department scanned the luggage as the air carrier's personnel checked the cockpit light. Passengers were scheduled to re-board the jet and continue on to Orlando.


-- Doris (nocents@bellsouth.net), December 04, 2000

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