Jet makes emergency landing after engine problems

A commercial jet that had just taken off from Chicago had to dump its fuel over Lake Michigan and return to O’Hare International Airport for an emergency landing after one of its engines malfunctioned.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says it initially appeared that birds in the engine caused the problem, which occurred shortly after the All Nippon Airways flight bound for Japan took off Monday. But she says a preliminary investigation indicates the failure of an engine part was likely the cause. Isham Cory says the pilot followed standard procedure and dumped fuel over the lake before landing at O’Hare about 50 minutes later. There were no reports of injuries on the plane. Chicago Aviation Department spokesman Gregg Cunningham says 189 passengers and crew were on board. (AP) ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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