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Passenger jet makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
United Express jet

A regional passenger jet made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Wednesday after the crew reported a smell of smoke on board.

The plane touched down safely just after 2 p.m. An airport spokesperson said it was United Airlines flight 4495 bound from Savannah, Georgia to Newark, New Jersey. The aircraft is a ERJ 140 capable of carrying about 50 passengers.

It was the second emergency landing at RDU Wednesday. Earlier in the day, a smaller corporate jet made an emergency landing when it lost power in an engine.

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