United Express Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Blue Grass Airport

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 4/04 12:09 am
A plane traveling from Chicago to Knoxville Thursday night made an emergency landing in Lexington.

Blue Grass Airport said it was notified around 7:30 that the United ExpressJet plane was experiencing smoke in the cockpit.

There were around 50 people on board when it touched down in Lexington.

According to the airline, the plane landed safely and had a normal taxi to the gate.

The airline released a statement.

It said, "ExpressJet flight 5924, operating as United Express from Chicago to Knoxville, Tenn., diverted to Lexington, Ky., due to a maintenance issue. The flight landed safely and without incident. All our passengers were reaccomodated."
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