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January 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Seattle-bound jet lands in Boise after mechanical problem

From The Associated Press

Boise Airport officials say an American Airlines passenger jet traveling from Chicago Dallas to Seattle carrying 141 passengers and crew landed in Boise on Saturday after the pilot reported engine failure a mechanical issue.

A Boise Airport spokeswoman tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/yeKqfy) that the MD-80 landed safely at the Idaho airport.

Officials say the flight stopped in Boise as a precaution because of a low-oil indicator light.

Passengers were being rebooked on other airlines to get them to Seattle.

Officials say American Airlines sent equipment from Los Angeles to Boise and were able to repair the aircraft.

Correction: AP has corrected the original version. The plane was traveling from Dallas to Seattle. Also, AP earlier reported that the pilot had reported engine failure. The corrected version changes this to a “mechanical issue.”

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