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Smoky passenger plane makes early landing Copyright ) 2000 Nando Media Copyright ) 2000 Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2000 12:59 p.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com) - A US Airways Express passenger made an early landing Sunday after smoke entered the aircraft. An official said the smoke may have been the result of an engine problem.
The flight from Evansville was already on its final approach to Indianapolis International Airport on Sunday when the crew advised air traffic controllers that they had smoke in the cockpit.
The twin-engine, turboprop Jetstream landed without incident a few minutes ahead of schedule, authorities said.
"It wasn't the kind of thing where they had to rearrange traffic," airport spokesman Dennis Rosebrough said Monday.
None of the eight passengers or two crew members was injured, but several were coughing as they left the smoky plane. They were briefly examined by medical personnel, Rosebrough said.
Emergency crews did not have to extinguish any fires, but said they suspected a problem with the plane's No. 2 engine, Rosebrough said.
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2000
This trend is interesting. Does anybody know where we can get some good, reliable, baseline data on airplane malfunction issues? It seems to me that we could make some good pre, post-Y2K comparisions with data like that.
-- Jen Bunker (email@example.com), February 07, 2000.