United Express flight 4697 makes emergency landing at JFK

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On Tuesday, 7 August 2018, an Embraer ERJ-145XR from United Express who operated the flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island, experienced a smoke condition in the cockpit, officials with Port Authority said.

The plane landed around 2 p.m. and was evacuated as emergency personnel responded to the scene.

Officials say three people were treated after experiencing minor ailments.

The rest of the passengers were put on buses and taken to the terminal. About an hour later, they were able to continue on to their destination.

FAA will investigate this incident.

© JetPhotos, Martin Pinnau, ABC7


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