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Posted: Friday, 04 April 2014 7:48AM

Plane makes emergency landing in Lexington



LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A flight from Chicago to Knoxville, Tenn., made an emergency landing at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, but officials say there were no injuries.

WLEX-TV in Lexington reported (http://bit.ly/PvIrXm ) that the pilots on ExpressJet flight 5924 noticed a mechanical issue Thursday night. The pilots diverted the flight with 52 passengers on board to Lexington and landed the aircraft safely.

An airline spokesman described the problem only as "a maintenance issue."

ExpressJet operates the flight for United Airlines.

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Locations : ChicagoKnoxvilleLexingtonTennessee
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