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An American Airlines jet bound for Dallas from Charleston was diverted to Montgomery, Ala., early Tuesday after an engine problem. File/Staff

A Dallas-bound flight from Charleston was diverted to Montgomery, Ala., after an engine problem early Tuesday, a Montgomery airport official confirmed.

American Airlines flight 2083 departed from Charleston at 7:18 a.m. and landed in Montgomery at 8:05 a.m. Central Standard Time, according to Montgomery Regional Airport Police Chief and interim director Bob Hendrix.

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"The aircraft landed safely and is being looked at by our maintenance team," an airline spokesperson said. "We will have the 104 passengers and 5 crew on their way as soon as possible."

The flight left Montgomery at 1:47 p.m. CST and is set to land in Dallas at 3:46 p.m. CST, according to FlightStats.

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