Jet has engine failed during takeoff from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, lands safely

CLEVELAND - An American Airlines jet suffered engine failure upon takeoff from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport around 2 p.m. Friday, airport officials said.

The flight was sent back to the airport. The Aircraft Rescue and Firefighter Station was called out after officials issued an "Alert 2."

There were about 139 people currently aboard American Airlines Flight 1295, an MD80 that was headed to Dallas, Texas.

A section of the runway was cleared and the plane landed safely around 2:40 p.m.

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