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1102 BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - A Continental Airlines plane carrying 126 passengers and a crew of 15 made an emergency landing Friday in Brasilia due to problems in the aircraft's electrical system. No one was hurt.

The plane left Thursday night from New Jersey's Newark Airport and was headed for Sao Paulo's Cumbica Airport. Other details were not immediately clear.

``The pilot of the Boeing 767 asked the control tower for permission to make an unscheduled landing after he detected a problem in the electrical system,'' Joao Barbosa Neto, of the government's airport management agency said by phone.

-- Rachel Gibson (, June 17, 2001

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