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Airplane makes emergency landing in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS >> A WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Canada made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport just 13 minutes after takeoff.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says the flight crew for Thursday’s flight 1709 to Victoria, British Columbia, worried the plane might have a fuel leak shortly after it took off around 3:18 p.m. The Boeing 737 with 126 people on board returned to the airport at 3:31 p.m. and landed without incident. The Clark County Fire Department gave the all-clear shortly afterward. Officials say no other flights were delayed.

WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer says the airline cleared the aircraft to continue its journey. The airline did not find a fuel leak. The WestJet website showed the flight taking off again at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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