Fiji Jet Makes Safe Emergency Landing at LAX

An Air Pacific jetliner made a safe emergency landing after returning to Los Angeles International Airport shortly after take-off.

Airport police Sgt. Daniel Vaughn says the Boeing 747, carrying 441 passengers and crew, landed just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Flight 811 was heading to the Fiji Islands when it had to return because of a reported "fuel transfer problem." There were no details.

The police sergeant, however, says a report indicated the plane was overweight.

Neither official could immediately say whether the passengers were still at the airport or had taken other flights.

No LAX flights were disrupted.

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