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News Article - July 03, 2009

PHL FLIGHT TO STOCKHOLM MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT BRADLEY  
  WINDSOR LOCKS - A US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Stockholm made an emergency landing at Bradley International Airport on Thursday night after alarms signaled smoke in the cockpit, police and airline officials said. The Boeing 757 landed safely, and none of the crew or 172 passengers on board were injured.

   Firetrucks surrounded the plane as a precaution. A U.S. Airways report indicated there was light smoke in the cockpit, however state police at Troop W said firefighters heard smoke detectors but found no smoke. Flight 752 left Philadelphia International Airport at 8:32 p.m., two minutes behind schedule, on what was supposed to be an eight-and-a-half-hour flight to Stockholm. The pilot declared an emergency sometime in the next half hour, and the flight was diverted to Bradley.

   US Airways sent a Boeing 767, a widebody jet, to Bradley to replace the 757. It's not clear whether passengers were kept in the plane on a taxiway during the wait, or allowed into the terminal. The replacement jet reached Hartford around 2 a.m., passengers were transferred and it took off at 3:18 a.m. US Airways spokeswoman Liz Landau said it arrived in Stockholm late this morning. The 757 is undergoing a mechanical inspection at Bradley.

Source - Courant.Com



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