American Airlines Jet Forced to Return to Reno

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - An American Airlines jetliner with 134 passengers aboard was forced to return to Reno-Tahoe International Airport shortly after takeoff Saturday morning because of an electrical malfunction.

American Airlines spokeswoman Dori Alvarez says the plane en route to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport took off at 7:37 a.m. and landed about 25 minutes later.

She says passengers were being rebooked on other flights, and the cause of the problem was not immediately known.

Alvarez says maintenance crews were examining the MD-80 aircraft, and it still might be able to take passengers to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport later Saturday.

The pilot decided to return to the Reno airport after a light indicating an electrical malfunction went off.

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