GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — United Airlines says no mechanical or technical problems were found after a plane headed to Los Angeles from Denver made an emergency landing in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday.
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015, photo provided by the Grand Junction Fire Department, passengers are evacuated from United Airlines Flight 447 at the Grand Junction Regional Airport in Grand Junction, Colo. United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm said the crew of the Airbus A320 deployed oxygen masks and decided to land after some passengers reported feeling ill. There were reports of smoke in the cockpit and cabin, but Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Shawn Montgomery said firefighters saw no smoke when they entered the plane. All of the passengers were able to walk off the plane, and one person was taken to the hospital for evaluation. (Shawn Montgomery, Grand Junction Fire Department via AP)
Spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm says flight attendants alerted the captain of the Airbus A320 that several passengers reported feeling ill, and the captain decided to deploy oxygen masks as a precaution in case cabin pressurization was an issue.
The plane landed safely, and one passenger was treated at a hospital and released. Others continued to Los Angeles on a different plane.
Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Shawn Montgomery says firefighters tested for toxic gases and no problems were found.
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