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Plane makes emergency landing at Yeager Airport

A U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 shuttle flight made an emergency landing Friday evening in Charleston because of smoke inside the cockpit, officials said.

There was not a fire on the plane, Yeager Airport director Rick Atkinson said.

As a precaution, all of the people on board are being checked by medical officials, he said. About 42 people, including members of the military and civilians, were on the plane. One person was taken to a hospital for nausea.

The plane was headed from Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, to Milwaukee, said airport spokesman Brian Belcher.

The roadway to the airport was shut down for about an hour to allow emergency vehicles in and out easily.

Otherwise, nothing else at the airport was interrupted, Belcher said.


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