Chicago to Knoxville flight makes emergency landing in Kentucky

Chicago to Knoxville flight makes emergency landing in Kentucky

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A flight from Chicago heading to Knoxville was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday night in Lexington, Ky.

United Airlines officials say the United Express flight took off from Chicago and was on it's way to Knoxville, but due to a maintenance issue, crews followed a safety protocol and declared an emergency.

The plane was then diverted to Lexington, Ky. where it landed safely. All the passengers were re-accommodated.

United is investigating the incident.

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