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Toronto-bound flight makes emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from shorted-out light


JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light.

Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon Friday at Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.

No injuries were reported.

A spokeswoman for flight operator Air Georgian says the captain of the twin-engine Bombardier CRJ opted to land out of an abundance of caution. She says the electrical problem turned out to be minor.

Flight 7316 left Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina, at around 11:15 a.m. and was due at Toronto Pearson International Airport just after 1 p.m.

WJAC-TV reports a maintenance crew is being flown in to make repairs before the plane takes off for Toronto.

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