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Dallas-bound flight makes safe emergency landing in Reno

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 17:26:49-04

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An American Airlines flight heading to Dallas-Fort Worth returned to Reno shortly after takeoff and made a safe emergency landing after issues with the landing gear and a tire.

American Airlines says Flight 1266 took off from Reno-Tahoe International Airport around 1 a.m. Tuesday and circled the airport for about an hour to burn off fuel before landing safely about 2:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported on the plane carrying 169 passengers and crew members.

Airport spokesman Brian Kulpin tells the Reno Gazette Journal that the Boeing 737-800 reported it had "blown a tire" and had an issue with the landing gear.

He says some runways had been closed briefly but have reopened and airport operations are back to normal.