updated 9/22/2008 5:04:44 PM ET 2008-09-22T21:04:44

Aviation officials say an American Airlines Boeing 757 has blown a tire and run off a runway during an emergency landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the airline say no injuries have been reported in the Monday afternoon incident.

They say the plane came to rest with its wheels on a grassy area off the runway.

Flight 268 was en route from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when a cockpit indicator light alerted pilots to an "electrical system issue," said American spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan.

The plane was diverted to O'Hare, and it blew a tire as it landed.

Passengers were taken by bus to the terminal. Fagan said arrangements were made to put them on another flight to New York.

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