Plane to Knoxville makes emergency landing in Lexington

(WLEX, WBIR) A plane from Chicago heading to Knoxville made an emergency landing in Lexington Thursday night.

Officials said ExpressJet flght 5924 was in flight when pilots noticed a mechanical issue. The plane, carrying 52 people, diverted to Lexington.

The aircraft landed safely and nobody was injured.

ExpressJet operates the flight for United Airlines.

An airline spokesperson described the problem only as "a maintenance issue."


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