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Pittsburgh Plane Lands After Smoke In The Cockpit

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NEWARK, N.J. (KDKA/AP) – A small passenger plane from Pittsburgh landed safely at Newark International Airport in New Jersey after reporting smoke in the cockpit.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says United Express Flight 4890 from Pittsburgh stopped on the runway and 27 passengers were evacuated safely as a precaution around 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Coleman says no one was injured. Coleman says no smoke was visible and the plane was towed to the gate.

It’s not known if there was a mechanical problem.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the aircraft as a DeHavilland DH-8, which is a turboprop plane.

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