Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing at O'Hare

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing Tuesday morning at O'Hare International Airport after reporting difficulties with its landing gear, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Flight 1740, which was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago, landed safely and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The plane carried 136 passengers and crew on board, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan applauded the pilot's crew for landing the plane safely. No injuries were reported, she said.

"The captain and first officer on this plane have done a terrific job," she said.

The plane is not capable of dumping its fuel, but that was likely not a factor because the aircraft was probably not carrying much fuel by the time it neared Chicago.

The plane left Los Angeles just before midnight, carrying 131 passengers and five crew members, she said.

As the plane's cockpit crew prepared for landing at O'Hare, they noticed difficulties with the aircraft's nose gear, she said.

The pilot then circled the airport so officials could confirm the nose gear was not operating properly, she said.

The pilot then conducted an emergency landing, skidding to a stop on one of the airport's runways.

Once the plane was on the ground, passengers exited the aircraft using a mobile staircase, she said.

The FAA said it will investigate the incident.

American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.