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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/16/2011

Plane makes emergency landing

By Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Authorities say a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Baltimore made an unscheduled landing in Grand Junction, Colo., because a warning light wrongly indicated smoke in the cargo area.

Officials at Grand Junction Regional Airport say Flight 306 was carrying 109 passengers and crew, and all exited safely after the Airbus 319 landed at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

United spokesman Mike Trevino says someone also reported a smoky smell in the cabin, but airport firefighters found no visible smoke anywhere in the plane. No injuries have been reported.

A replacement plane landed in Grand Junction at about 2 p.m. to take the passengers to Baltimore.

By Associated Press  | February 16, 2011; 11:18 AM ET
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