updated 8/6/2009 6:53:38 PM ET 2009-08-06T22:53:38

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says an Alaska Airlines jet has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after a tire blew during takeoff.

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FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says Flight 6 had just taken off for Washington National Airport on Thursday when the pilot reported a possible blown tire on the nose gear and declared an emergency.

The Boeing 737-800 landed without incident at 3:04 p.m.

Gregor says one of the two tires on the nose gear did fail.

It's not immediately known how many people were aboard the flight.

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