updated 9/2/2008 4:41:27 PM ET 2008-09-02T20:41:27

An American Airlines jet has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after apparently blowing a tire during takeoff for Toronto.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Boeing 737 took off from the airport around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The pilot immediately reported the problem in its left main landing gear and asked to return to the airport.

The aircraft circled the airport to burn fuel. Emergency vehicles prepared for an emergency landing.

American Airlines spokesman John Hotard says 130 passengers and five crew members are aboard the plane.

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