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American flight makes emergency landing at O'Hare

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

An American Airlines flight carrying 107 passengers has made an emergency landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport because of a mechanical problem affecting its landing gear.

Airline spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says the pilots of the flight from Orlando, Fla., declared an emergency as a precaution upon approach Friday afternoon.

She says there was a problem with 1 of the landing gear doors.

Fire crews were standing by, but the plane landed safely and no one was injured.

Fagan says the MD-80 aircraft experienced another, unrelated mechanical issue that had delayed its takeoff from Orlando.

Chicago Department of Aviation spokesman Gregg Cunningham says the aircraft was not immediately able to taxi off the runway upon landing. But a 20-minute closure of that runway did not cause any other flight delays.

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