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JetBlue plan makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

Aug. 19, 2013 at 2:09 AM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A JetBlue flight from Boston to Baltimore made an emergency landing in Philadelphia Sunday after smoke was detected in the cockpit, officials said.

Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said JetBlue Flight 827 touched down safely shortly before 6 p.m. EDT, The Boston Globe reported. No injuries were reported.

The airline said there were 99 passengers and crew members aboard the aircraft, the newspaper said.

WTXF-TV, Philadelphia, reported the plane's crew saw smoke coming from the cockpit and one passenger said she smelled it.

Jet Blue said the unscheduled stop was a matter of exercising "an abundance of caution."

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