updated 6/10/2009 6:58:16 AM ET 2009-06-10T10:58:16

An Airbus A320 experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off Wednesday from the Canary Islands and was forced to immediately turn around and make an emergency landing, Spain's national airport authority AENA said.

The Spanish Iberworld airliner was headed from Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria to Oslo, Norway, AENA spokeswoman Karen Martel said from the island.

No one was hurt and the plane was in the air about 10 minutes, she told The Associated Press.

Martel denied news reports that one of the plane's engines had caught fire, saying only it had undisclosed trouble.

She did not know how many people were on board but news reports suggested the jet was carrying 180 passengers.

The passengers were taken off the plane and the company planned to put them on a different one bound for Oslo at midday, Martel said.

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