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American Airlines jet's engine fails in Ariz.

PHOENIX - An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas was forced to land six minutes after takeoff due to an engine problem.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the MD-82 passenger jet had just left Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday when it lost power in its right engine for an unknown reason.

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Spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane's captain declared an emergency and the jet circled back to Phoenix. The plane was carrying 120 passengers and six crew members.

A representative with American Airlines says a problem kept the plane's left engine from receiving full power. It's being inspected and repaired.

Many passengers were placed on the next flight or received compensation.

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