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United Airlines Plane Returns To LAX After Reporting 'Engine Issue'

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ( — A United Airlines Boeing 757 returned to LAX on Sunday afternoon after experiencing an "engine issue," according to L..A. City Fire Department radio dispatches.

The plane departed LAX for Newark, NJ at around 2 p.m.

About 45 minutes into the flight the jet experienced an "engine issue," according to a Los Angeles Fire Department Dispatcher and the plane turned around returned to LAX "heavy," which means it was still carrying most of its fuel.

The plane touched down around 3:30 p.m.

United spokeswoman Mary Clark told City News Service that"the flight returned to LAX as a precaution due to an indication of a mechanical issue and landed without incident."

The airline had not disclosed the nature of the engine issue as of Sunday evening.

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