Jet Makes Emergency Landing
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.