Seattle-bound airliner diverted to Boise when engine fails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise Airport officials say an American Airlines passenger jet traveling from Dallas to Seattle carrying 141 passengers and crew landed in Boise on Saturday after the pilot reported an engine failure.

A Boise Airport spokeswoman tells KTVB-TV that the twin-engine MD-80 landed safely at the Idaho airport.

Officials say passengers are being rebooked on other airlines to get them to Seattle.

Officials say American Airlines is sending a crew to fix the aircraft in Boise.