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Tampa-bound flight diverted to RDU

Posted July 12, 2013
Updated July 13, 2013

— A flight from New York City to Tampa was forced to land Friday evening at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. 

Don Atkinson, of airport operations, said instruments on JetBlue Flight 1117 indicated the presence of smoke, so pilots brought it down at RDU to be checked. 

The landing was uneventful and no one was injured.

Mechanics found nothing wrong with the flight, and the 138 passengers on board made it to Tampa shortly before midnight.


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