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Trouble in paradise: American jet emergency from Hawaii

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An American Airlines flight carrying 147 people on board, including the seven crewmembers, landed safely at LAX Monday morning after reporting engine trouble on a flight from Kona, Hawaii.

Flight 246 was showing trouble with the left engine, said airline spokesman Matt Miller.

Instruments aboard the Boeing 757 jetliner reportedly indicated a problem about an hour before it was set to touch down in Los Angeles, and the engine was shut down.

Miller said says the craft is designed to fly safely on one engine.

No injuries were reported.

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