PHOENIX – An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas was forced to land six minutes after takeoff due to engine problem.
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A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the MD-82 passenger jet had just left Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday when he lost power in one of its engines for an unknown reason.
Spokesman Ian Gregor says the captain of the plane told an emergency situation and the firing cycle back to Phoenix. The plane was carrying 120 passengers and six crew members.
A spokeswoman with American Airlines, says one problem that kept left engine of the aircraft from taking full effect. It is being inspected and repaired.
Many passengers were placed on the next flight or received compensation.
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