Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Vt. Airport

By Salon Staff

Published December 28, 2011 6:54PM (EST)

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Chicago-bound United Airlines regional jet made an emergency landing in Vermont shortly after takeoff after a report of smoke in the cargo hold.

Burlington International Airport operations specialist Patrick Sharrow says United Express Flight 3785 landed safely at 6:28 a.m. EST Wednesday after being in the air for about 10 minutes. No one was reported injured. The CRJ700 plane was carrying 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 hoId. Sharrow also said one of the engines shut down, but Johnson says there was no engine failure.

Johnson says customers flew in a different plane to Chicago with the same flight number. It landed at 12:49 p.m. EST.

Salon Staff

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