LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – An American Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in West Texas after reporting engine trouble has been fixed and resumed its flight to California.
Fort Worth-based American says Flight 2478 on Friday completed its delayed journey to Sacramento International Airport.READ MORE: River Fire Grows To 2,400 Acres; Zero Containment Reported
The MD-80 was bound from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday night when the captain diverted to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. A warning light indicated a possible clogged engine oil filter.READ MORE: Search Continues For Driver Who Hit And Killed Caltrans Subcontractor On Highway 99
American spokeswoman Brianna Jackson says maintenance crews fixed the problem. The carrier made accommodations for those on board to spend the night in Lubbock.
Jackson says the jet, with 140 passengers and a five-person crew, arrived safely in Sacramento shortly after 8 a.m. PDT Friday.MORE NEWS: Bicyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run In Modesto; Suspect's Vehicle Identified
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