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American Jet makes Emergency Landing in Amarillo

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - An American Airlines jet bound from Dallas-Fort Worth to New Mexico has made an emergency landing in Amarillo amid reports of smoke in the plane.

An official at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport says nobody was hurt in Tuesday's incident involving Flight 1099 to Albuquerque.

Airport spokesman Patrick Rhodes says the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. Rhodes says all 117 passengers and the crew safely disembarked. Rhodes says authorities are seeking to determine the source of the problem.

The Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit.ly/13ZefGJ ) reports the passengers were put on another plane later Tuesday to continue their flight to Albuquerque.

Officials with Fort Worth-based American did not immediately return a message Wednesday.


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