Fuel Tank Snafu Said To Emergency Landing In LA

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fuel transfer problems caused an Air Pacific
jetliner to return to Los Angeles International Airport and make an
emergency landing Friday, a Federal Aviation Administration
official said.

Flight 811, which was carrying 441 passengers and crew to the
Fiji Islands, landed safely shortly before 2:30 a.m., said Ian
Gregor, a spokesman for the FAA.

The problem resulted either from a snafu in balancing the fuel
tanks on either side of the Boeing 747 to ensure weight control, or
a foul-up in the fuel line to the engine, Gregor said.

"We're looking into it," he said.

Other flights were not disrupted.

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