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American Airlines jet makes emergency landing

MIAMI - An American Airlines flight carrying about 130 people to Chicago landed safely Friday after being diverted to Miami because of nose gear trouble.

The plane flew past the tower before landing so personnel could see if the gear is properly extended. Pilots of the MD-80 jet burned off fuel as a precaution before landing.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the problem was either with the nose gear or its door.

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