2 Planes Make Emergency Landings At Vt. Airport

By Salon Staff

Published December 28, 2011 10:18PM (EST)

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont airport has responded to two emergency landings on one day.

A Delta plane carrying about 36 passengers landed safely Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Airport officials say the plane was headed from Detroit to Burlington, Vt., when the pilot reported an unexplained banging noise.

Earlier in the day a Chicago-bound United Airlines regional jet made an emergency landing at the two-runway Burlington International Airport shortly after takeoff after a report of smoke in the cargo hold. No injuries were reported among the 66 passengers and four crew members.

United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson says a cockpit indicator light erroneously alerted the flight crew to smoke in the cargo hold. He says passengers flew in a different plane to Chicago and landed safely.

Delta Air Lines Inc. hasn't commented.

Salon Staff

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