United Airlines jet makes emergency landing at TIA

Published: Feb. 8, 2016 at 1:59 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:18 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an emergency landing at the Tucson International Airport.

Officials with TIA say United Airlines pilots reported smoke in the cockpit just after takeoff at around 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. The CRJ700 aircraft was headed to Los Angeles and after a short time in the air, the plane made an emergency landing.

77 people were on board.

Jessie Butler with TIA said, "Passengers were still on the runway when officials decided to evacuate the plane and shuttle everyone off."

Officials report no one was hurt.

The plane was moved to another gate at TIA while investigators worked to figure out what happened. There were no reports of fire in the aircraft.

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