LOS ANGELES (AP) – An Air India flight carrying 273 passengers and crew made an emergency landing after blowing a tire just as it left the airport runway, officials said. Air India Flight 136 departed Los Angeles International Airport at 8:33 p.m. Monday for Frankfurt, Germany. The plane safely returned to the airport at 10 p.m. after dumping fuel, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said. Television footage showed sparks flying from the 747-400 aircraft as it made its emergency landing. There were no reports of injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights at the airport while the aircraft was landing, but operations resumed soon afterward, Castles said. More than 100 firefighters and paramedics were standing by when the plane returned, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells. “We were prepared for the worst scenario to take place,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!