San Diego-Chicago flight diverts after apparent engine fire

A plane heading from San Diego to Chicago has made an emergency landing in Albuquerque after an engine appeared to shoot out sparks and flames

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A plane heading from San Diego to Chicago made an emergency landing in Albuquerque on Monday after an engine appeared to shoot out sparks and flames.

United Airlines Flight 366 touched down safely at Albuquerque International Sunport just after 1:30 a.m., the airline said in a statement.

No one was injured on the flight carrying 152 passengers and six crew members. The airline booked passengers on a different plane heading to Chicago. It has since departed.

A maintenance crew in New Mexico's largest city will inspect the plane, the company said.

A spokeswoman for the Albuquerque airport did not immediately return a message seeking comment.