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Eastern Jet Dumps Fuel, Lands in Miami

September 28, 1987

MIAMI (AP) _ An Eastern Airlines L-1011 jet was unable to retract its wing flaps Sunday after takeoff from Nassau, Bahamas, and was forced to land in Miami, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

Eastern Flight 1858 bound for Newark, N.J., with 303 passengers and a crew of 12 reported the problem just after takeoff and dumped most of its fuel before landing at Miami International Airport, said FAA spokesman Jack Barker in Atlanta.

He said no injuries were reported.

Eastern spokesman Robin Matell said the same plane will be repaired and depart for Newark at midnight.

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