American Airlines jet flying from Dallas to Seoul lands in Japan with engine trouble

TOKYO – A trans-Pacific American Airlines flight heading to South Korea landed safely in Japan on Tuesday after developing engine trouble.

A spokeswoman for the carrier says Flight 281 from Dallas landed at Narita Airport in the afternoon and it was not an emergency landing.

The Boeing 777-200 was carrying 15 crewmembers and 223 passengers. They transferred to another plane to complete the journey to Seoul.

American didn’t say when during the flight the pilot noticed the problem and requested the change in flight path. The left-side engine was fixed but the spokeswoman didn’t say what the problem or the cause was.

She spoke on condition of anonymity because she wasn’t authorized to speak on the record.