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American Airlines flight made emergency landing in Missouri

Christian Fernsby |
An American Airlines jet has made an emergency landing in southwestern Missouri after experiencing trouble with its landing gear.

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Springfield television station KYTV reports that American Airlines flight 3950 landed safely just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

The flight carrying 47 people had departed from Columbia, Missouri, on its way to the Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport when it diverted.

Officials reported that the pilot of the 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 requested the emergency landing because the plane's landing gear was stuck in the down position.

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