FAA Investigates Emergency Landing At LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports that numerous oxygen masks failed to work and
an emergency chute failed to deploy during last week's emergency
landing of an American Airlines jet at Los Angeles International Airport.

Spokesman Ian Gregor says the agency is also looking into reports that some of the masks failed to provide oxygen after passengers pulled the activation pin.

The Honolulu-bound Boeing 757 took off from LAX on Aug. 5, but turned back an hour into the trip when the pilot noticed a smell and a smoky haze in the cabin. Gregor says an oil seal burst, spraying oil onto the engine.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-11-08 1639EDT

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