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(fair use blah blah posted 16:20 MST 2000/03/06)

"Monday March 6, 12:55 pm Eastern Time

Northwest jet makes emergency landing, no injuries

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., March 6 (Reuters)

A Northwest Airlines (NasdaqNM:NWAC - news) jet bound for Minneapolis made an emergency landing at Bradley International Airport shortly after takeoff on Monday morning when the pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit, officials said.

No one was injured.

``Smoke was observed from an air-conditioning unit, a precautionary landing was made back at Bradley, passengers deplaned, and that was essentially it,'' Jack Chmura, a spokesman for the airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, told reporters.

Chmura said the pilot of the DC-9 (NYSE:BA - news), with 39 people on board, reported smoke shortly after the plane took off from the airport at 6:18 a.m. EST (1118 GMT).

``The pilot elected to make a normal landing at Bradley, he taxied back to the gate, and the mechanics looked at the cause of the smoke, determined it was in the air-conditioning unit,'' Chmura said.

The passengers were booked on other flights, and federal authorities were investigating the cause of the incident.

A Northwest spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment."

-- firefly (, March 06, 2000

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