FedEx cargo plane makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES – A FedEx cargo plane made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport before dawn on Wednesday with sparks as the engine under its left wing appeared to be dragging along the runway.

One of the two crew members on board was taken to hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening leg injury allegedly suffered exiting the plane, Margaret Stewart said , spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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The crew of FedEx Flight 1026, a Boeing 767, were unable to extend the left main landing gear before touching down at around 4:50 a.m. after a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport, said Ian Gregor , spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA will investigate.

FedEx said in a statement that company officials “were working with investigators to fully understand the matter.”

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“We are grateful that our flight crew are safe and that no one has been seriously injured,” the company added.

The runway, one of four at the airport, was closed pending the withdrawal of the plane.

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