Jet makes unplanned stop over faulty warning light
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Denver made an unscheduled landing in the western Colorado city of Grand Junction because a warning light wrongly indicated smoke in the cargo area.
Officials at Grand Junction Regional Airport say the Airbus 319 was carrying 109 passengers and crew, and all exited safely after the plane landed at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
United spokesman Mike Trevino says a smoky smell was also reported 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 on to Denver.
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