NEW YORK, Sept 12 A U.S. bankruptcy judge on
Thursday approved AMR Corp's plan to exit bankruptcy,
which is subject to resolution of a U.S. government effort to
block a proposed merger with US Airways Group Inc.
Judge Sean Lane approved the plan at a hearing in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in New York. It was AMR's third attempt to
convince Lane to approve the deal in the face of the Justice
Department's lawsuit. At prior hearings, he had expressed
uncertainty about approving a plan that might change as a result
of settlement talks with the Justice Department.