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Flight lands over fire scare, but nothing wrong, crews say

A flight was forced to land at the Philadelphia International Airport due to what was believed to be smoke on the plane.

Officials said the plane departed from Philly International shortly before 6 a.m. and was headed to Cleveland.


Around 6:20 a.m., there was an indication of smoke on the plane, according to officials and the plane was forced to land as a precaution.

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No one was injured during the landing and crews said there was no smoke or fire on the plane.

The 47 passengers as well as the crew left the plane and were taken back to the terminal. All the passengers will be accommodated by United Airlines.

Crews inspected the plane and said they found nothing wrong.

Other runways were closed for 11 minutes but have since reopened.

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