An American Airlines flight bound for Chicago experienced engine trouble after lifting off from LaGuardia Airport on Thursday and was forced to make an emergency landing in New Jersey.
The jet touched down safely at Newark Liberty International Airport just past noon. No one aboard was injured.
The pilot made the landing with power from just one engine after the second one was shut down following an apparent malfunction, aviation and airline officials said.
``It listed to the left. You could kind of feel it pull to the left,'' said Associated Press sports editor Terry Taylor, who was aboard the flight.
Fire trucks awaited the jet on the runway, but the landing itself was ``pretty darn normal,'' Taylor said. ``He did a great job,'' she said of the pilot.
The plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operating as Flight 321, took off at 11:40 a.m. and was in the air for only a few minutes when an indicator light warned of a problem with an oil filter, said American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner.
Arrangements were being made to either repair the plane or find a replacement jet to continue the flight, which was carrying about 140 passengers and crew.