Jetliner bound for Boston to Chicago declares emergency

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BOSTON (AP) -- An American Airlines jetliner from Chicago declared an emergency as it approached Boston but safely landed.

American Airlines Flight 1172 was nearing the end of its journey from O'Hare International Airport to Logan International Airport when a cockpit light indicated a mechanical problem. The pilot called in an emergency as a precaution.

A spokeswoman says the flight landed at Logan at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, and the aircraft was taken out of service for evaluation by maintenance personnel.

The airline says 159 passengers and six crew members were aboard.