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Continental jet makes emergency landing in Ketchikan

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2000

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A Continental Airlines flight from Anchorage to Seattle made an emergency landing in Ketchikan early Saturday morning after experiencing electrical problems.

The Boeing 757 aircraft landed safely at Ketchikan International Airport at 4:30 a.m. No one was injured. After spending the day in Ketchikan, passengers were put on two separate planes and flown to Seattle.

Continental Airlines spokeswoman Catherine Stengel told the Ketchikan Daily News the company is investigating the cause of the electrical problem on the plane. The plane remained in Ketchikan Sunday.

Passengers said the plane had been in the air nearly two hours when the electrical problem developed.

''There was a little bump and the lights started to flicker a little bit,'' said passenger Timothy Fallen of Puyallup, Wash. ''The video screens went up and down. Later, the lights went off and the emergency lights came on.''

After landing in Ketchikan passengers were given ferry, meal and hotel vouchers.



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