Jet makes emergency landing in Buffalo

Plane Makes Emergency Landing At BNIA

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The NFTA says the Buffalo Niagara Airport's Fire and Rescue crews responded Wednesday to an alert at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. 

NFTA spokeswoman Helen Tederous said there was a report of smoke in the flight deck of United Airlines regional jet flight #3698.  The jet was en route from Chicago to Montreal when it was forced to make a landing at the Cheektowaga airport.  

Tederous said plane landed safely at about 4:22 p.m.   She added there were about 50 passengers on board and three crew members. 

The plane was taxied to a gate under its own power after landing, NFTA Police said. AARF and Aviation Division Units are investigating the incident. 

Transit Police said at about 4:40 p.m. the alert was terminated. 

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