Plane from San Jose to Phoenix lands safely in Los Angeles after declaring emergency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines plane has landed safely after declaring an emergency and diverting to Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the plane landed and taxied normally late Thursday morning and firefighters were not needed.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says Flight 564 declared the emergency while flying from San Jose, California, to Phoenix.

Airport spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado says a mechanical problem was reported aboard the plane, which had 137 people aboard.

A call and email to an airline spokesman was not immediately returned.

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