Jet From Los Angeles Diverted Over Faulty Warning Light

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Baltimore made an unscheduled landing in the western Colorado city of Grand Junction because a warning light wrongly indicated smoke in the cargo area.

Officials at Grand Junction Regional Airport say the Airbus 319 was carrying 109 passengers and crew, and all exited safely after the plane landed at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Airport firefighters say they found no smoke. No injuries have been reported.

A replacement plane landed in Grand Junction at about 2 p.m. to take the passengers on to Baltimore.

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One Comment

  1. Moonbeam says:

    At least the passengers got to land someplace beautiful for a short while before having to continue on to a flat, boring place like Baltimore.

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