FedEx Plane Makes Emergency Landing at LAX After Mechanical Problem


A FedEx plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport this morning because of a mechanical issue, authorities said Wednesday.

According to a spokesperson from the Los Angeles Fire Department, L.A. City firefighters were called to the airport at around 3:50 a.m. At least one of the pilots had to be taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening leg injury he sustained while exiting the aircraft.

While the Boeing 767-300 was able to land safely, ABC 7 showed video of sparks coming from the plane's landing gear as it rolled down the runway.

Emergency crews are evaluating the aircraft, according to Los Angeles World Airports.

FedExFlight 1026 "experienced a landing gear malfunction while landing,'' said Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.

"The crew was unable to extend the left main landing gear before landing on Runway 25R,'' Gregor said in a statement. "The plane had departed from Newark Liberty International Airport.''

An investigation will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, due to damage sustained by the plane, the spokesperson added.

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