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Flight lands in Fargo with smoky cockpit

FARGO – A commercial airplane destined for Hector International Airport landed with smoke in the cockpit Monday, July 9.

Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Fargo’s Municipal Airport Authority, said the 50-seat United Express flight from Denver arrived in Fargo at 1:08 p.m.

Dobberstein said the cause of the smoke is under investigation and so far undetermined.

In a statement, Trans State Airlines said the flight operating as United Express experienced a possible mechanical issue during its final descent.

Despite the smoke, Trans State said the flight landed safely and customers “deplaned normally.”

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