No injuries after flight makes emergency landing at Burlington airport

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The American Airlines plane shown here had to make an emergency landing at Burlington International Airport after a report of smoke somewhere on board. No one was hurt. (Photo courtesy Gene Richards)

More than 30 people are safe after the airplane they were on needed to make an emergency landing at Burlington International Airport.

BTV airport manager Gene Richards said American Airlines Flight 5513 was inbound from Charlotte, North Carolina, around noon Sunday when it had a report of smoke somewhere in the aircraft. It landed on schedule and emergency crews did not find any smoke inside, and they cleared the scene a short time later.

Richards said a smoke warning light on board likely went off inadvertently. He also praised the efforts of first responders, saying that an emergency training exercise at the airport several weeks ago served everyone well.

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