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Friday January 5 6:16 PM ET Norway Airliner Lands After Fire Alert

OSLO (Reuters) - An airliner on a domestic flight in Norway with 19 people aboard landed safely in the west coast city of Bergen after a fault with its instruments triggered a fire scare, a spokesman said on Saturday.

``The plane landed safely a few minutes ago,'' Frode Geitvik, spokesman for Norwegian airline Braathens, told Reuters. The Boeing 737 jet had 19 passengers and crew aboard.

Geitvik said a faulty instrument in the cockpit had wrongly indicated a fire. ``There was no fire,'' he said.

The plane landed in Bergen after a flight from Oslo. Fire fighters and police went on full alert ahead of the landing.

-- Carl Jenkins (, January 06, 2001

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