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Takeoff Aborted After Something Is Sucked Into Engine

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aviation authorities say a baggage cart was drawn into an engine of a Boeing 747 as it was leaving a terminal gate at Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says the incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Monday as Japan Airlines Flight 61 to Narita was pushing back from a gate at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says a baggage cart was being towed by at the same time and the engine ingested one of the containers.

The object was lodged in the outer left-side engine of the four-engine jet.

The 245 passengers were taken back to the terminal. The plane also had a crew of 18.
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