Los Angeles, CA – The pilot of an American Airlines Boeing 737 landed safely after reporting a shredded tire on the plane’s left main landing gear.
The jet was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing.
The plane circled for nearly an hour in the air near LAX to burn fuel before attempting to land.
There are 130 passengers and five crew members aboard, according to officials.
Apparently the jet blew a tire on the landing gear during takeoff for Toronto.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Boeing 737 took off from the airport around 11 a.m. The pilot immediately reported the problem in its left main landing gear and asked to return to the airport.