October 21, 2014
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
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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