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Commercial plane lands safely at Lexington airport after reporting possible problem

A host of Lexington emergency crews was called Monday night to Blue Grass Airport after a commercial airplane asked for help, but the plane landed without incident.

The pilot of American Eagle Flight 2817, a regularly scheduled flight from Dallas to Lexington, asked for assistance after an indicator light came on that suggested a possible problem with the landing gear, said Andrea Huguely, an American Airlines spokeswoman.

She said 35 passengers and three crew members were on the plane.

The airport's public safety crews responded to the runway, and Lexington Fire Department crews were called to the airport as well, said Amy Caudill, airport spokeswoman.

The plane circled for about 15 minutes before landing successfully at 6:41 p.m., she said.

A return flight was delayed while the plane, an Embraer 140, was inspected by maintenance workers, Huguely said.

"It is not uncommon for safety crews to meet aircraft," she said.

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