Chicago jet diverted to Boise when engine fails

January 29, 2012 9:50:14 AM PST
Boise Airport officials say an American Airlines passenger jet traveling from Chicago to Seattle carrying 141 passengers and crew landed in Boise on Saturday after the pilot reported an engine failure.

A Boise Airport spokeswoman tells KTVB-TV that the MD-80 landed safely at the Idaho airport.

Officials say passengers are being rebooked on other airlines to get them to Seattle.

Officials say American Airlines is sending a crew to fix the aircraft in Boise.