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Commercial flight makes emergency landing at Victoria Regional Airport

Sept. 28, 2011 at 4:28 a.m.


A United Airlines flight en route from McAllen International Airport to a Houston airport was grounded for an hour in Victoria after an open cargo door light came on mid-flight Wednesday morning.

The flight was grounded safely at the Victoria Regional Airport for about an hour, said Faye Turner, operations manager.

"It has happened before," Turner said. "We can definitely handle it."

The flight made the landing at about 11:30 a.m. before finishing the last leg of the flight to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Turner said.

The flight's 74 passengers were never in danger and the open cargo door was checked and fixed by a mechanic, Turner said.

The plane had reached its destination Wednesday afternoon.

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