Aircraft makes emergency landing in Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne International Airport official says a Chicago-bound Chautauqua Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the airport after its crew smelled a burning odor in the cockpit.

Director of airports Scott Hinderman says the flight carrying 47 passengers was headed from Knoxville, Tenn., to Chicago when it was diverted to Fort Wayne International Airport.

Hinderman says the burning aroma had dissipated by the time the flight landed about 9 a.m. Monday.

WOWO-AM reports that an initial inspection by firefighters discovered no issues with the aircraft.

Hinderman says mechanics were evaluating the aircraft, which remained at the airport about 1 p.m.

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