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Emergency landing after air alert
The American Airlines plane
The plane landed after what appeared to be a technical fault
An American Airlines plane bound for the US made an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport after the pilot reported a fire on board.

The Boeing 777-200, travelling to Los Angeles, landed at 1330 GMT. There were 207 passengers and crew on board.

It landed after a warning light in the cockpit indicated there was a fire in the hold. There was no fire and the light was found to be faulty.

An engineer is being flown from London to fix the switch.

The flight had taken off from London Heathrow but was diverted to Glasgow when the light showed.

All the passengers disembarked after landing.

A BAA spokesman said American Airlines was sending an engineer to Glasgow to check out the problem.

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