Plane makes emergency landing at Vt. airport

December 28, 2011 - 9:05 AM

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A plane has made an emergency landing at Burlington International Airport shortly after takeoff after an engine failed and there was a report of smoke in the cargo hold.

Airport operations specialist Patrick Sharrow says the United Airlines CRJ700 plane, which can carry up to 70 people, landed safely at 6:28 a.m. EST. Wednesday after being in the air for about 10 minutes. No one was reported injured.

Airport Director of Operations Richard Varney said he believed the plane was bound for Chicago.