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Jet Makes Emergency Landing

March 8, 2001

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) _ A Continental Airlines jet bound for New York made an emergency landing in Glasgow Thursday after a smoke alarm indicated there was smoke in the luggage hold.

The Boeing 757 was an hour into a flight from Glasgow to Newark, N.J. when the pilot saw a warning light indicating smoke in the hold, a Scottish Airports official said.

``The 140 passengers were safely disembarked when the plane landed at Glasgow at 1:45 p.m. and the situation is still being assessed,″ said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Strathclyde Fire Brigade said it had received a report of a ``small fire in the luggage hold.″ Twenty firefighters were on standby at the airport.

The airline said it would issue a statement about the incident later.

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