Brazil-bound jet makes emergency landing in Dallas

By the Associated Press | July 25, 2011 | 2:02 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says an American Airlines jet has made an emergency landing in Dallas shortly after takeoff when one of its engines and its landing gear caught fire.

FAA spokesman Roland Herwig tells the Dallas Morning News the plane landed safely on a runway around 8 p.m. CDT after dumping its fuel in midair. The Boeing 777 was bound for Brazil before making a U-turn back to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The FAA hasn't determined what caused the fire.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News,