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Associated Press, Published July 19 2012

US Marshals jet from Bismarck makes early landing in Okla.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Officials say a U.S. Marshals Service jet made a precautionary landing in Stillwater after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

The Stillwater NewsPress reports (http://is.gd/D9AxEx ) the jet was carrying eight people, including two pilots, when it made the landing Wednesday night at Stillwater Regional Airport.

Airport Director Gary Johnson says the plane landed safely. He calls the situation a precautionary landing rather than an emergency landing because the airport did not close to all other traffic at the time.

U.S. Marshals spokesman Jeff Kelly says the flight was traveling from Bismarck to Oklahoma City. Kelly says the inmates were taken by car from Stillwater to Oklahoma City.

Kelly says the cause of the smoke was not immediately known but it was likely an electrical problem.

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Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com


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