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American Airlines Jet Returns To Airport With Engine Trouble

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP/CBSDFW.COM) — A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Portland, Ore., airport 25 minutes after takeoff early Tuesday morning.

KGW-TV reports the flight experienced an engine compressor problem.

Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson says the flight departed at 6 a.m. and returned to the gate at 6:25 a.m., surrounded by airport crash trucks.

The plane, an MD 80, taxied back to the tarmac under its own power.

American is based in Fort Worth.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS Local. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  All Rights Reserved.)

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