Engine trouble forces return of Ore. flight

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Portland, Ore., airport 25 minutes after takeoff early Tuesday morning.

KGW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/AdMncV ) the flight experienced an engine compressor problem.

Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson says the flight departed at 6 a.m. and returned to the gate at 6:25 a.m., surrounded by airport crash trucks.

The plane, an MD 80, taxied back to the tarmac under its own power.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/