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Plane Diverted to JFK After Report of Smoke in Cockpit

Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted Tuesday afternoon

A plane made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal.

Officials say three people sustained minor ailments.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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