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Airplane makes emergency landing at Jackson- Evers International Airport

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Some tense moments for passengers aboard a flight diverted to Jackson- Evers International Airport today.

Airport spokesperson Bonnie Wilson says the Continental Express flight from Knoxville to Houston landed safely around 11:45 am.

Emergency responders were on hand as a precaution when the plane arrived.

The pilot reported hearing a small pop in the cockpit and smelled smoke but did not see any smoke.

There were 52 people on board the Continental Express extended regional jet.

Officials say Continental crews made repairs and officials say the aircraft resumed its schedule by 12:30 pm.

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