FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX; pilot injured

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A pilot was injured after a FedEx plane made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning.

A mechanical issue was reported on the Boeing 767-300 prior to its landing attempt, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The malfunction was to the left main landing gear, which the crew was unable to extend, Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Video showed sparks coming from the bottom of the plane as it skidded down one of the airport’s runways shortly before 5 a.m.

One of the two people on board, identified as a pilot, suffered a leg injury while exiting the plane, the airport stated in a tweet.

The injured person was taken to a local hospital with an injury that was not considered to be life threatening, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in a news alert.

The plane had departed Newark Liberty International Airport earlier Wednesday morning.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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