2 Planes Make Emergency Landings At Vt. Airport

By Salon Staff

Published December 28, 2011 11:18PM (EST)

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

A Delta flight carrying 33 passengers and three crew members landed safely Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

A spokesman for regional jet operator Pinnacle Airlines says the main passenger door was making a noise. He says the jet is being checked over and is expected to depart later for Quebec.

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.

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.

Salon Staff

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