United Express flight from Newark with cockpit fire lands in Connecticut
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a United Express flight from New Jersey has landed safely at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport after the pilot extinguished a small fire in the cockpit.
Officials say the Dash 8 turboprop commuter plane took off from Newark and landed before 1 p.m. at Bradley, which is about 15 miles north of Hartford.
The plane was carrying 36 passengers and three crew members.
State police Sgt. Shane Hassett says Bradley was the plane's destination.
No one was injured. The passengers were evacuated from the plane and bused to the terminal.
It wasn't immediately clear what may have caused the fire. The National Transportation Safety Board says it is aware of the incident and is investigating.
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