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MO - No one hurt in TWA emergency landing at Whiteman AFB
The Associated Press Date: 07/13/01 08:27
KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- A Trans World Airlines aircraft carrying 140 people made a safe emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base Thursday evening, the airline said.
Flight 379 from St. Louis was on its way to San Jose, Calif., when the pilot's engine trouble indicator lit up, TWA spokeswoman Julia Bishop-Cross said.
She said the MD-80 landed smoothly about 6:15 p.m. and no one was hurt. The passengers were served refreshments while waiting at Whiteman for substitute aircraft to fly them on to San Jose.
In a printed release, the Air Force said the cause of the emergency was a "catastrophic engine failure" on the left side that created smoke in the cabin and cockpit.
Whiteman is located in Knob Noster, about 65 miles southeast of Kansas City, Mo.
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