U.S. plane makes forced landing in Portugal due to smoke aboard

08:50, April 22, 2010      

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A U.S. Boeing 767 plane made a forced landing in an island airport of Portugal Wednesday morning, with no injuries, local media reported.

The plane, belonging to the United Airlines, was en route from Washington to Moscow with about 200 passengers aboard.

Smoke was found on the plane when it was flying across the Atlantic, and the plane made an emergency landing at the Lajes Airport in the Azores Islands after the pilot contacted with the airport, local news agencies said.

Airport authorities have not specified the faults of the plane by now.

Another United Airlines plane will be sent here to fly the passengers to Moscow, reports said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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