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Emergency for BWI-bound plane

12:06 P.M. UPDATE: An AirTran Airways spokesman says a flight from Indianapolis bound for Baltimore landed in Ohio instead after pilots saw a warning light indicating a mechanical problem.

AirTran spokesman Christopher White said Thursday that Flight 807 landed safely in Dayton with 48 passengers and five crew members on board. He said the passengers would be put on other AirTran flights to Baltimore.

White says the plane left Indianapolis about 8:30 a.m. Thursday and made the landing in Dayton at 9:10 a.m. He says the Boeing 717 was manufactured in December 2001 and last inspected Wednesday night in Indianapolis.

White says the Atlanta-based airline did not yet know the specific problem but that maintenance personnel were en route to Dayton.

-- Associated Press

Original post: An AirTran Airways flight from Indianapolis bound for Baltimore has instead landed in Ohio because pilots got a warning about a possible electrical problem.

Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes says the flight landed safely at 8:09 a.m. and taxied to a gate. She says the Boeing 717 took off from Indianapolis earlier Thursday morning.

She had no other information on the flight. Messages were left with AirTran.

The plane's pilots had alerted the airport that they needed to come in for a landing because of an aircraft problem.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | August 12, 2010; 9:46 AM ET
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Once again a flight crew does the prudent thing for the passengers and you can bet someone tossed their cookies becasue they missed a connection. I know your republican hero Ronnie boy didn't think much of your safety but those way underpaid people don't play politics with your life.

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | August 12, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

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