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Updated: Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2001 at 00:33 CDT

American jet called back to D/FW after leak detected By The Star-Telegram

D/FW AIRPORT -- An American Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Orange County, Calif., made an emergency landing Monday at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport after a hydraulic leak was detected, according to airport police.

Flight 1843, carrying 30,000 pounds of fuel, was called back to the airport shortly after takeoff at 6:20 p.m. after air traffic control tower monitoring systems signaled the leak, airport police Sgt. Cindy Clanton said.

Some of the plane's hydraulic fluid dripped on a wheel assembly, causing it to smolder and smoke, Clanton said.

It was not clear what the line controlled.

No injuries were reported in the incident. The number of passengers aboard the plane was unavailable. The 757 can carry 176 passengers.

"They put everyone on another flight," Clanton said.

-- Doris (, April 11, 2001

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