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Report of smoke forces United Airlines flight from LAX to land in Colorado

February 15, 2011 |  5:30 pm

A United Airlines flight that left Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday for Baltimore was forced to land in Grand Junction, Colo, after a report of smoke coming from the baggage hold.

Flight 306 landed safely about 11 a.m., and there was no fire on the aircraft, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Los Angeles.

The incident was being investigated by the airline.

No other details were available.

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