Dulles-Bound Plane Stops in Maine With Smoky Cockpit

United jet makes emergency landing with engine trouble

BANGOR, Maine -- A United Airlines jet carrying 178 passengers and 11 crew members from London to D.C. made an emergency landing in Maine because of mechanical problems.

The Boeing 767 landed at Bangor International Airport late Wednesday morning after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit and the failure of one of its two engines, an airport spokeswoman said.

Flight 923 landed without incident, said Risteen Masters, the airport's marketing manager.

Passengers went through customs in Maine and boarded another plane to continue their flight to Dulles International Airport, Risteen said. UA-923 was expected to arrive at about 5 p.m.

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