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Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returns to Sacramento after possible mechanical problem

An American Airlines plane with 141 passengers on board has returned to Sacramento International Airport after an apparent problem with a fuel line.

The airline says in an email that the MD-80 took off from Sacramento on Tuesday morning and was headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport when an indicator light in the cockpit reported a possible mechanical issue.

The flight returned to Sacramento and landed safely around 10:30 a.m.

Chris Harvey, a spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department, says emergency crews were on the ground in case of a problem but they were not needed. He says fire officials received a report that the plane had a clogged fuel line.

American Airlines says the plane also had five crew members on board.