HOUSTON, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- An American Airlines (AA) flight on Thursday afternoon made an emergency landing in the U.S. city of Little Rock due to a malfunctioning electronic cigarette.

The Indianapolis-bound American Airlines flight 1129, which was carrying 137 passengers and five crew members, left the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 12:47 p.m. local time (1847 GMT), but it was forced to land in Little Rock, the capital of the state of Arkansas, because a passenger's electronic cigarette malfunctioned, the airline said in a statement.

The flight landed safely around 1:50 p.m. local time (1950 GMT) and no injuries were reported, a spokesman for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field said.

The airline sent a replacement aircraft later in the day to Little Rock to continue the trip to Indianapolis, the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana.

American Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It is also the world's largest airline when measured by fleet size, revenue, and scheduled passenger-kilometers flown, and the second largest by number of destinations served.