If you ever thought it sucked that New York had so many airports in the area, just imagine how grateful the people on American Airlines flight 321 were yesterday when they were forced to land due to engine problems. Shortly after taking off from LaGuardia, the Chicago bound flight had issues with its right engine. An American spokesperson said that only a few minutes into the flight, an indicator warned of an oil filter problem.
The MD-80 landed safely at Newark International a little more than 20 minutes past its 11:40 a.m. takeoff. One of the 140 people on board was an AP sports editor who said the plane, "listed to the left," and that he "could kind of feel it pull to the left."
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