updated 7/9/2009 8:08:28 PM ET 2009-07-10T00:08:28

San Francisco International Airport officials say a Northwest Airlines jet carrying 194 passengers suffered an engine problem after takeoff, forcing it to return to the airport.

SFO spokesman Mike McCarron says an engine compressor on the Airbus A330 failed, disrupting air flow to the engine after its 1:35 p.m. takeoff Thursday.

McCarron says all passengers aboard Northwest Flight 27 are safe and that the airport is seeing no delays because of the incident.

An Air France Airbus A330 crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris after hitting a thunderstorm.

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