Jet Headed To Northeast Ohio Makes Emergency Landing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A private jet carrying nine people to northeast Ohio, was forced to make an unscheduled landing after the pilot smelled smoke inside the cockpit, authorities said.

The twin-engine Citation plane landed Tuesday night at Albany International Airport. No passengers were injured.

The airplane remained grounded Wednesday as support crews looked for mechanical problems.

"It was essentially routine," said airport spokesman Doug Myers. "When the pilot noticed it, he was 40 miles outside Albany and he came in without incident."

The plane had taken off from Moncton, New Brunswick, and was en route to Akron, Ohio, Myers said.

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