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Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Springfield

April 30, 2006 - Posted at 12:40 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A plane with 32 people aboard makes an

emergency landing in southwest Missouri after smoke is reported in

the cock pit.

It happened yesterday at Springfield-Branson National Airport.

The regional Trans States Airlines flight was traveling from

Austin, Texas, to St. Louis when it made the successful emergency

landing around 3:30 p-m.

The plane carried 29 passengers and three crew members.

Airport spokesman Kent Boyd said one female passenger was taken

to a hospital after she slipped while evacuating the plane.

The cause of the fire was undetermined, and the airport was

closed for about an hour.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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