Jet makes safe emergency landing at LA airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say an Air Pacific jetliner has made a safe emergency landing after it was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport police Sgt. Daniel Vaughn says the Boeing 747, carrying 441 passengers and crew, landed safely shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

A Federal Aviation Administration official says Flight 811 was heading to the Fiji Islands when it had to return because of a reported "fuel transfer problem." The official did not have details.

The police sergeant, however, says a report indicated the plane was overweight.

Neither official could immediately say whether the passengers were still at the airport or had taken other flights.

Other flights were not disrupted.

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